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Aquobex devise a flood protection plan for the Trout hotel

Aquobex devise a flood protection plan for the Trout hotel

Aquobex have devised a flood protection plan for the Trout hotel based in Cockermouth, Cumbria. Cockermouth was the scene of devastating floods in December 2015 and the hotel was forced to close for eight months. It was also the second time in six years that the hotel had been flooded.

Aquobex have designed and installed a range of flood door, window and barrier defences bolstered by one-way drain valves, vents and and sump pump to remove any water.

Our solution has been profiled in the local press. Read Here

Great article from USA to explain flooding terms

Great article from USA to explain flooding terms. Especially good explanation of flood frequencies. “The New York Times present case studies that highlight how the built environment is being made more resilient in New York City and other nearby coastal areas.” Read here

York MP welcomes new flood insurance scheme for businesses

Some good news for small businesses on Minster FM, “the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (Biba) will launch a commercial insurance scheme for businesses which it confirmed will include flood cover, for many commercial premises and let properties located in areas at risk from flooding”. Read here.

Most UK coastal flooding caused by moderate, not extreme storms

Interesting reading on ScienceDaily from research by scientists at the University of Southampton, they have found that the majority of instances of coastal flooding around the United Kingdom in the last 100 years have been due to moderate storm events combined with high spring tides, rather than extreme storms. Read on.

The December Floods 12 Months On

A great infographic on Newground from Roxanna Stevenson, exploring what has happened and what challenges we still face 12 months on from December 2015 floods. View here.

Record rains scuttle UK floods strategy

Interesting read on Climate News Network by Richard Sadler, about the overhaul needed of the UK’s flood defence strategy, read here.

Good summary of the budget spending on infrastructure

Among the raft of measures announced yesterday in Chancellor George Osborne’s budget was an additional £700 million boost in spending for flood defence and resilience by 2020-21. Read more of Justin Butler’s Article here.

What are flood zones?

A good summary of flood zones by Ambiental discussed in their blog, here. They look into what a flood zone is, what is really meant in terms of flood risk and how this seemingly simple classification can affect what you can or can’t do on a site in terms of planning.

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