When you think of Summer, you rarely think of flooding. But in the UK, we’re never truly blessed with that much sun, and sadly Yorkshire and other northern areas have felt the brunt of it this year.
Parts of the UK were hit with flash flooding last week, with 38 flood alerts announced on Tuesday evening. As of Friday, 17 flood alerts were still active, including one severe alert issued for Whaley Bridge.
More than 1,000 people were evacuated from the area, as there were further fears that the Toddbrook Reservoir could have burst, despite continuous efforts to protect the dam.
In the Yorkshire Dales, bridge collapses, subsequent road closures and rail disruption have occurred, making it ever more prevalent to take into consideration flood defences and after care, especially for those homes who have been hit by the flooding.
The impact from natural flooding is rapid, both in terms of physical damage and the knock on changes in lifestyle for those effected. As such, reacting to the situation and providing a fast response is extremely important to the Quadra team. Dave Greenwood ACII FCILA, Director, highlighted Quadra’s rapid responses:
“With flooding set to worsen every year, it’s important to continuously assess and mitigate risks to ensure people’s lives can resume as normal, as quickly as possible and with limited disruption. For example, we often hire temporary kitchens and portacabins to keep schools and nurseries functioning after damage.”
To resolve claims efficiently, Quadra reacts to surges by deploying loss adjusters to the affected areas and providing additional support staff in our office. In combination with Quadrassist, we can respond and resolve claims promptly, which we know is important to those impacted by the floods.
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