Tropical Storm Babet
Posted on 27th October 2023
The frequency of weather warnings in the UK has increased over the past few years and Autumn 2023 has proved no exception. Storm Babet caused huge disruption to the country over five days and the effects are still being felt days after and for flood victims, for weeks and possibly months after.
In the past it has been much easier for the Met Office to predict which areas are likely to flood based on historic data but as the landscape of the UK changes with more and more housing developments being built, it is becoming harder and harder to predict and homeowners who had previously not experienced flooding are being flooded.
There are multiple reasons for this and although Climate change is causing more frequent weather warnings, the flooding is often caused by the removal of natural run offs for rainfall and also the poor state of drainage ditches and culverts.
Whatever is causing the additional flooding, it is clear that it is becoming more and more prevalent to see flooding in previously unaffected areas. Our WaterWall and WaterDoor products can help you quickly and cost effectively achieve flood protection and comply to all UK British Standards.
Caro Flood Defence Ltd has received an extremely high level of enquiries over the period and has acted swiftly to assist all our customers. As the levels of new flood incidents increase we urge people to consider flood protection and to take advice from information on Flooding available from both the environment agency and the Government.
We are always available to help customers that are in need of help or advice, either with product selection, prevention planning or advice.
UK.Gov flooding advice: Prepare for flooding: Protect yourself from future flooding - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Environment Agency advice: Environment Agency - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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