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November 29, 2011

ABI provides Scots with flood advice

by Richard Kilner

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Those affected by flooding following the heavy rain that has afflicted parts of Scotland have been advised to contact their insurer with all haste by the ABI (Association of British Insurers).

Director of General Insurance Nick Starling described the flooding as
precisely the sort of reason that insurance was designed for.

Starling added that insurers would have plans in place to minimise the stress and inconvenience policyholders face.

Most insurers will have 24 hour hotlines, and if any temporary emergency repairs are needed to prevent further damage occurring the insurer should be informed and receipts kept.

The ABI also advises that damaged goods should not be immediately thrown away (unless a hazard to health) as they may be repairable.

When floods are forecast valuable goods should be shifted to a higher floor and a list of emergency contact numbers kept in a safe place.

The advice mirrors that which the ABI gave in October, when flooding affected Northern Ireland, Wales and south-west England.

 

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