Something we hear on a regular basis at UKFB, however the truth is flooding can occur at any time to any property. Lucy Issacson, board member of Cornwall Community Flood Forum knows this only too well and organised UKFB to install anti-flood airbricks to her home….situated on top of a hill.
Following days of persistent heavy rain during December and January 2014, much of the UK was affected by flooding. Coastal areas in parts of Yorkshire and the South West were amongst the worst hit, leaving communities without power over the Christmas period and hundreds of towns on red alert. Cornwall alone had over 100 flood alerts with 9 showing as severe; the Environment Agency and local authorities advised the country to prepare.
Cornwall Community Flood Forum is a community driven association committed to offering support to properties at risk, or victims of flooding. Initially formed following the devastating floods of 2010, where over 300 homes and businesses were affected, local residents formed flood recovery groups in support to help the county restore its homes and picturesque sights. It was quickly decided that the knowledge and experience the community had learnt during this time should be continued, and so the Cornwall Community Flood Forum was formed.
Lucy Issacson, board member at Cornwall Community Flood Forum contacted UKFB to discuss flood defences to her property in Truro. It was decided that anti-flood airbricks were needed to protect the house from the risk of further flooding to the town. Whilst living on a hill can mean that points of water ingress are limited, it does not mean the property cannot be flooded. As shown in this case, Flood Angel® Anti-Flood Airbricks were required in order to minimise this risk further.