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How to prepare your business for flooding

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How to prepare your business for flooding

How to prepare your business for flooding

There are actions businesses can take to reduce the impact of flooding – starting with finding out whether you are at risk, signing up to flood alerts and creating a flood plan that includes:

- A list of important contacts, including Floodline, building services, suppliers and evacuation contacts for staff.

- A description or map showing locations of key property, protective materials and service shut-off points.

- Basic strategies for protecting property, preventing business disruption and assisting recovery.

- Checklists of procedures that can be quickly accessed by staff during a flood.

If a flood is imminent, your main priority is to make sure that your staff are safe. However, there may be other actions that you can take to prepare your building and its contents to minimise damage and post-flood repair and restoration costs.

You can find a template to create your flood plan by clicking the button below.


Yorkshire Water

Nevil Muncaster

Director of Asset Management

Lee Pitcher

General Manager - Living With Water

Catherine Johnson

Portfolio Manager

Emma Brown

Portfolio Manager

Lynnsey Pilmer

Communications and Engagement Manager

Martin Armour

Portfolio Manager

Environment Agency

John Dickinson

Flood Resilience Advisor

Neil Longden

Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager

Hull City Council

Alex Codd

Director of Economic Regeneration

Mark Jones MBE

Head of Economic Development

Rachel Glossop

Flood Risk Planning Manager

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Alan Menzies

Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration

Astrid Paget

Principal Engineer - Flood Risk Strategy

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