FSB Members will have recently received this information by email about the recent flooding and the support available for small businesses affected
Following the flooding incidents that have followed Storm Ciara over the weekend, local authorities are working to help businesses and communities.
If your business has been affected there is some practical advice from the FSB about what you can do before, during and after a flood.
If you are affected in any way the following details may be of use.
Get help: The Environment Agency has specially trained Flood Support Officers across the country who provide information and advice during and after floods. Call Floodline (24-hour service) on 0345 988 1188.
Check the Government’s National Flood Forum or speak to a Floodline adviser to find out how to stay safe during a flood, 24/7 on: 0345 988 1188.
You can also report a flood or possible cause of flooding via the Environment Agency incident hotline: 0800 80 70 60.
Insurance: If you have been flooded, contact your insurance company and follow their advice. Members can take advantage of the FSB Insurance Service, including the advice line and business continuity planning kit. For further advice on making claims insurance claims click here. If you haven’t got insurance, the National Flood Forum can offer help and support on 01299 403055
Prepare for more flooding: Further rainfall is expected in the next 36 hours with weather warnings issued across England. Keep up to date with the government flood alert service.
Health: If you are concerned about any health related issues following the flooding call the NHS 111 service. In an emergency call 999.
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