Homeowners Guide to Flood Resilience

Flood protection and flood resilience;

If your house is at risk of flooding, then you should know about flood protection and flood resilience. In fact, you should read this guide.

Mary Dhonau OBE, also known as 'The Queen of Floods' has a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience of flooding. Along with key associates she has written this guide ‘A homeowner's guide to flood resilience'.

In it she explains how protecting your home from flooding is by far the best course of action, as it may prevent you needing to make an insurance claim or potentially reduce the value of a claim. This helps to keep down the cost of your future insurance premiums.

This document shows you how to check whether your property is at risk of flooding and if it is, it then guides you through all the different things that you need to consider. It includes a diagram showing the different ways to protect your home which is a great overview and well is worth a look.

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    Mary Dhonau advises on flood protection.

    Mary Dhonau ‘Queen of Floods’ has written a really useful article.  Having been flooded herself she has become an acknowledged expert on flooding.  In this article she gives an overview of the flood protection measures that can be taken by property owners to protect their home or business from flooding.  She details the different protection measures available.

    Sometimes circumstances are such that the flood water can not be held back.  If this happens and your property floods; then it needs to be able to recover as quickly as possible.  This is flood resilience and in this article Mary explains the  measures that can be taken to make a property flood resilient.

    Her article talks about the role of the Property Care Association and its role in ensuring quality flood protection work is carried out.

    You can access Mary’s advice here