The UK has been battered by storms over the past few days, with not one but two named storms hitting all parts of the nation since Friday 18th February, leaving damage and disruption in their wake. Extreme weather such as a storm can cause widespread damage to homes and businesses. If you’ve been affected, we
While flood risks are normally associated with the winter months, extremely high temperatures throughout the summer months has led to an increased risk extreme weather events such as thunder storms with the expectation of flooding of homes and businesses, lightning strikes and strong winds. Flooding can be a precarious period for businesses, so planning for
As the threat of Storm Christoph looms, set to bring widespread flooding across the UK, we take a look at what steps you can take to protect your property. The severity of the weather has meant that properties previously not considered to be situated in flood-prone areas may now be at risk. Have you checked
Despite government initiatives and the UK’s 2050 target to reduce emissions by at least 100% from levels captured in 1990, worldwide attempts to reduce climate change have not yet hit the mark. The rise of severe weather As severe weather is becoming increasingly recurrent and extreme, individuals and businesses are seeing a rise in weather-related
The Met Office recently announced storm names for 2018-19, meaning flood season is officially here and set to make waves across the UK once again. In recent years, the threat of flooding has increased significantly, and these rough waters don’t appear to be leaving anytime soon. In fact, the Met Office predicted climate change could
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused an estimated $150 billion to $200 billion in damages to Texas and Florida in the United States, according to Moody’s Analytics. The increased devastation by hurricanes in the States has a connection to the heightened risk of unprecedented rainfall in the United Kingdom. This winter, the Met Office predicts a
Nobody hopes for a business catastrophe, but the best entrepreneurs will plan for one. Whether it’s flooding after a natural disaster which damages stock and premises, or a server outage which prevents online orders, “unforeseen circumstances” can wreak a wide scope of havoc on your business. How long could your business survive if your everyday business processes were disrupted?