First monthly meeting with insurance industry on flooding

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Ministers met insurance industry leaders to discuss how the industry is stepping up to help hard-working people affected by the floods. The CEOs of Aviva, Direct Line Group, Axa, Lloyds Banking Group and Ageas, along with the Claims Director of RSA and the Association of British Insurers restated their commitment to voluntarily maintaining the 2008… Read more »

Flood damage cost to rise fivefold across Europe, study says

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Increasingly intense downpours driven by climate change will see flood damages rise from €4.5bn to €23bn a year by 2050 The huge cost of flood damage is set to soar fivefold across Europe in coming decades, according to the first comprehensive analysis of risk across the continent. The cost of homes, belongings, businesses and infrastructure… Read more »

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National Flood Forum Bulletin – February 2014

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Dear National Flood Forum supporters, Please find attached our February bulletin. It is jam packed with news and views from the flood risk community; has more information from National Flood Forum about what’s happening on the ground; and includes a poster for our conference – please print off and feel free to share! Download:

Have we learned our lessons on flooding?

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After the disastrous 2007 floods that swamped 55,000 homes, the government commissioned the Pitt Review to ensure it didn’t happen again. The review was chaired by Sir Michael Pitt, a career civil servant with a first-class degree in civil engineering. On the back of its recommendations, the government did take action, and the Environment Agency says its… Read more »

Why the wild weather on 23rd July 2013

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Nottinghamshire was hit so badly yesterday because it was simply in the line of fire, it was the focus of where the showers were. The showers ran northwards then re-built from behind. The airflow behind the first lot of showers reinforced the rain to the rear of it and therefore reinvigorated the scattered showers during… Read more »