Reports suggest that this "summer" has been the wettest since 1914. While this has played havoc with any plans of holidaying in the UK, the most devastating impact has been the damage that the ensuing floods have had on homes and businesses across the country.
The latest ABI (Association of British Insurers) figures show that the total cost of floods in June and July is approaching >3bn with almost 60,000 claims (45,000 household and 14,500 businesses). With the average household claim costing 45,000 it is clear to see just how considerable the effect of the floods has been.
Without going into the whole debate of climate change and our responsibilities, there is little we can do to stop the rain falling. There are however things we can do to try and minimise any potential damage to our property, and to make any claim we have to make much easier.
The Environment Agency gives out lots of advice on how to protect your home and business from flood damage, and what to do if you have been affected by floods. But one area which is often overlooked until it is too late is the need to keep a record of your possessions so that if the worst happens, any insurance claim to recover your contents is a much smoother and quicker process.
Imagine your home is full of water and silt, the last thing you will have time or energy for is sitting down to list all the items that will have been damaged beyond repair, or even recognition in order to be able to get them replaced. With OIINow insurance inventory software, it has never been easier to make a permanent and detailed record of your entire home or business contents.
If you have been affected by flooding, you will understand the trauma involved, and the value of having a safely stored list of your possessions. If you have not, the chances are you may still think "it'll never happen to me". But the fact is, 5 million people in 2 million properties live in flood risk areas in England and Wales. And this figure will only get higher.
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