Flood resilience guide for UK businesses published
- Published: Monday, 09 January 2017 08:54
The Know Your Flood Risk campaign has launched a new ‘Guide to Flood Resilience’ for businesses, developed by two former flood victims, Mary Dhonau OBE and Carly Rose. The supplement provides practical guidance on steps all UK businesses can take to make their premises flood resilient.
As Mary Dhonau, chief executive of the Know Your Flood Risk Campaign explains: “Just over a year ago, record levels of rainfall were recorded, with the Environment Agency issuing over 90 severe flood warnings. While 13,000 households were directly impacted, we mustn’t forget about the thousands of businesses that also bared the brunt of the deluge. But, how do you know if your business is at risk of flooding and if it is, what to do about it?
“We’ve created the new business flood resilience supplement, which includes an emergency plan template to really act as a guiding hand on what steps to follow to make your office, factory or other commercial facility resilient to flooding. By following the advice, it will help to make recovery that much quicker.”
The new guide is a supplement to Know Your Flood Risk’s popular Homeowners Guide to Flood Resilience and is designed to help business owners be aware, prepare and take practical steps to reduce the impact that flooding can have on their operations. It includes a design prototype of a flood resilient commercial building, which can be used as a helpful guide for those new to considering flood resilience measures for their office, factory or commercial building.