Torrential rain causes havoc across the UK
The Environment Agency has issued 113 flood warnings and 117 alerts as torrential downpours hit the UK. Britain was hit by severe flooding yesterday, with evacuations and even mudslides taking place as more than a month's worth of rain fell across parts of the country.
Some 35 homes were evacuated as a precaution in Mansfield after a mudslide in the area, while hundreds of people were kept inside Meadowhall Shopping centre near Sheffield due to gridlocked traffic outside.
Our adjusters and surveyors are mobilised to deal with an expected surge in claim numbers across Greater Manchester, Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. WeGoLook Lookers are also on standby as we have extensive coverage through South Yorkshire and the East Midlands. We have provided initial assistance to the majority of homeowners and businesses where access is possible.
There is limited access to the affected areas, with access controlled by the police and emergency services. We have a pilot on standby to collect drone footage and will deploy our drone services, adjusters and Lookers as soon as we are given permission to enter the controlled zones
We also have contractors from our managed repair service, Contractor Connection, on standby to provide emergency repairs, drying out and clean-up services. We are working with our providers to secure accommodation for all policyholders affected by flood in the region
Our 24/7 service is fully operational over the weekend with teams in Manchester and Glasgow ready to take your call. We will issue further updates as the situation develops.
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