Storm Angus flooding: what you need to know

Storm Angus is set to cause more chaos over the coming days, with flooding already an issue in some parts of the UK.

Large parts of southern Britain felt the full force of Storm Angus over the weekend, and with amber “be prepared” warnings across the region, those in the area should brace for further flooding.

Storm Angus: the damage so far

The south coast and Wales have bore the brunt of Storm Angus’s worst weather so far, with gale-force winds and huge rainfall.

Incredible 106mph winds were registered off the coast of Margate, while Langdon Bay in Kent was hit with 80mph gusts.

Several areas in Wales have been hit by flooding, as South Wales Fire and Rescue Service received 133 flood-related calls within a six hour timeframe on Sunday morning. Exeter, meanwhile, has already faced more than half of the expected rainfall for the entire month of November in one night.

Heavy wind and rain is expected to continue through the beginning of the week, and with a lot of ground already saturated from the weekend’s downpour, the risk of flooding is set to intensify.

More areas set for bad weather

And it’s not just the south, south-west and Wales that need to be prepared.

A yellow “be aware” warning has been issued across the West Midlands and northern England, as more than two inches of rainfall is forecast in some places.

Alison Baptiste of the Environment Agency said: “Large parts of southern England have already experienced the impacts of Storm Angus this weekend.

“With more heavy rain on its way, people in the North and South West need to be prepared for the risk of flooding.”

What to do if you’re flooded

Having your property flooded - whether it’s a home, business premises, or rental property - can be a disaster.

It can quickly turn your world upside down, turning business on its head, leaving your tenants without accommodation and even causing financial ruin.

The best pre-emptive measure is to sort business buildings or buy-to-let buildings insurance, as this can protect you if the worst should happen.

However, even if you’ve adequately covered yourself, there are steps that you should be aware of.

From specialist flood defence products to knowing what to do during and after a flood, getting the details right can save money and even lives.

Looking for more specific information?

Read this to find out what to do when your rental property is flooded.

Simply Business customer affected by the floods? You can make a claim here or call our dedicated claims team on 0333 207 0560.

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