Almost two thirds of British homeowners said that they do not know what cover they have in the event of a flood occurring in the area they live in, according to new research from home insurer, Zurich .
Almost half of those surveyed (44 per cent) did not know what their insurance would cover for in a flood and 40 per cent did not know where to get information about the risk of flooding . However, despite this 62 per cent said they felt that there is an increased risk of flooding in Britain due to climate change, with a quarter saying they are more worried about flooding since the summer floods in 2007.
Zurich is now launching a website to help advise homeowners about floods and how to protect themselves against the effects of severe weather. The website, Zurich.co.uk/severeweather offers links to weather reports and flood warnings.
Anna Fleming, property claims director at Zurich, said: “There is an urgent need for all homes and businesses to prepare for this risk.”