If there is one thing the UK is known for it is our ever so soggy climate. Now, the constant downpours we experience are the butt of many a British joke, but behind the humour is a serious matter that people need to be aware of and prepared for.
Of course, we are no strangers to having a cold, wet winter followed by torrential downpours all summer long. In fact, we get a little confused - if not nervous - should we go without rain for too long. That said, the ever-damp conditions in the British Isles are cause for concern when it comes to flooding.
Though the UK is quiet on the natural disaster front, it is not without its fair share of weather-related challenges. Even after a swelteringly hot Summer 2014, parts of the UK cannot say they escaped without flood damage to homes and businesses. What is worse is that this is not a one-season phenomenon.
The UK has no "wet" or "storm" season, which means certain areas are at risk of flooding all year round. Sometimes these floods are unexpected, as in the case of flash floods. Other times, they are simply unavoidable, as with intimidating coastal floods.
Coastal areas suffer the brunt of the heavy storms which brew out at sea and thrash the UK's shoreline. This happens annually and in varying degrees of severity. Though it cannot be avoided, it can be prepared for to the point that it limits the damage done to homes and businesses.
To prepare yourself and learn more about these dangerous coastal floods, read on.
Five Facts About Coastal Floods:
These five facts are just a basic look at coastal flooding, but it is good to arm yourself with knowledge. If you live in an at risk coastal region then do your research, invest in insurance and make sure you are as prepared as possible for the worst case scenario.
As ever, if the worst comes to the worst and you need a flood restoration company to help you get back on your feet, RelkoGroup is only a call away.