Flooding is the most common and widespread natural disaster in the UK. Since 1998 there has been at least one serious flood every year.
Christmas time 2015 saw devastating flooding occur in the UK. A report by KPMG estimated the total cost of these floods would be £5bn – £5.8bn.
For any brick and mortar business, falling victim to a flood is something to dread. Recovery can take months. Machinery, stock and furnishings might be damaged beyond repair. Customers will likely look elsewhere while you recover. The government provide advice to businesses on how to prepare and recover from flooding.
How can you prepare your business incase of flooding?
No one wants to be the victim of flooding. It is worth taking the time to plan for a worse case scenario so if flooding does happen, your business will be ready.
If you have any further questions about your business and flooding, visit the Environment Agency website.