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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, which will take you to the Government's 'Preparing Your Business for Flooding' page.


Yorkshire Water

Lee Pitcher

General Manager - Living With Water

Lynnsey Pilmer

Communications and Engagement Manager

Catherine Johnson

Portfolio Manager

Emma Brown

Programme Manager

Eve Pierrepoint

Portfolio Manager

Gary Collins

Flood Risk and Engagement Manager

Environment Agency

Neil Longden

Area Flood and Coastal Risk Manager

Andrew Barron

Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Senior Advisor, Partnership & Strategic Overview Team, Yorkshire (East)

Kim Tan

Advisor, Flood Resilience Team

Paul Stockhill

East Yorkshire Partnerships Manager

Hull City Council

Mark Jones MBE

Head of Economic Development

Rachel Glossop

Flood Risk Planning Manager

Alex Codd

Director of Economic Regeneration

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Alan Menzies

Director of Planning and Economic Regeneration

Astrid Paget

Principal Engineer - Flood Risk Strategy

Ben Kirby

Assistant Principal Engineer

University of Hull

Dan Parsons

Director, Energy and Environment Institute

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