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UK: Deep dive into flood resilience: "Even little steps will help"

Source(s):  Insurance Business Online, Key Media

By Terry Gangcuangco


In an interview with Environment Agency director of flood risk strategy and national adaptation Julie Foley, Insurance Business took a deep dive into how the agency is looking to hammer home the message of resilience as well as how the insurance industry will contribute in making the nationwide plan a reality.


“By proactively promoting and enabling property repairs that are resilient to future flooding and coastal change – this promotes the concept of build back better and in better places,” the EA director told Insurance Business.


She said insurers could also take it further by incentivising customers at risk of flooding and coastal change to take this kind of action before being hit by flood incidents – much like the way home insurance policyholders who have strong locks on windows and doors are rewarded.


Flood Re's contribution

Through the government reinsurance scheme Flood Re, so far around 200,000 households in high flood risk areas have accessed affordable home coverage.


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  • Publication date 03 Jul 2019

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