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Property owners warned against flood damage
Property owners are being encouraged to take suitable precautions to prepare themselves for the possibility of major flooding.
Autumn storms coupled with the highest tides this year, as forecast by the Environment Agency, could cause problems for complacent homeowners, especially across Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Essex and Gloucestershire.
As part of a guide it has created, TSB Insurance is encouraging property owners to undertake a number of measures to prevent against flood damage.
The group urges people to place all valuables in a watertight container in a secure place, to keep drains and gutters from becoming blocked and to consider what to do with a vehicle in the event of a flood, among other suggestions.
Gary Hurry of Lloyds TSB insurance said: "Burying your head in the sand is no defence against the very real threat of serious flooding.
"Thinking ahead and devising a plan to help reduce the risks can help homeowners minimise any potential disruption," he added.
06 Oct 2006