Flood mapping plans welcomed by Biba
26th Jun 2008
The proposed creation of flood maps for the UK has been seen as a welcome move by the British Insurance Brokers' Association (Biba)
According to the industry body, homeowners would have to make fewer claims if they were more aware of the areas around the country which were prone to flooding.
Graeme Trudgill, technical and corporate affairs executive for Biba, believes that the suggestions that various agencies work together to create these maps is also a positive move.
He made his comments in response to the Pitt report, which was published yesterday (June 25th).
Mr Trudgill said: "Flood mapping is really important for the insurance industry to help us understand what the potential problems are, which homes are safe and which homes aren't so safe. Then people that understand that they have a property in a risk area can better see what to do about it."
Sir Michael Pitt's report, Learning Lessons from the 2007 Floods, recommended that the government should implement changes to improve the country's resilience to flooding. These suggestions included pre-planned financial aid to help flood victims.
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