Tuesday 28 January 2014

The 2007 Floods

This January has been a bit of a wash out to say the least, we have seen rain, rain and more rain. Living closely to the River Avon we have seen the water rising and the local businesses looking a little bit worried, because when the Avon floods.. It really floods. It was only back in July 2007 that the riverside town in which I live was badly affected by severe flooding. Cars were abandoned and the town was cut off by water, people were being rescued by helicopters and boats.. It really was one very wet July.

Looking back I can remember how the town rallied together and brought out the sandbags, They were pulling out all the stops on their mission to kit themselves against the natural elements.

Direct Line have put together an infographic to help protect us against flooding. They are giving us a step by step guideline on how to prepare the house in line with severe weather protection.

The 8 steps take you through the initial response from simply keeping an eye on the news to suss out the weather warnings, right up sand bags and ventilation bricks. In the situation where floods are a risk it is always best to be on the safe side. Looking back to the 2007 floods it took many of the residents a long time to get back on their feet. 

Would you know what to do in the event of a flood?

Disclaimer: This featured post was brought to you in association with Direct Line

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