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After the Floods

On Sunday 12 February, The Sunday Times featured a double-page spread on flooding, and specifically on property-level flood resilience and recovery. 

The article, written by David Byers, focused on how people can make their houses flood-proof and contained a host of examples, as well as interviews with people who have already taken steps to help add protection to keep water out for longer, or to make flood recovery far quicker.

The RAIN project’s very own property flood resilience (PFR) advisor – and one of the UK’s leading PFR champions – Mary Long-Dhonau OBE was interviewed by David. She shared her personal story of flooding and how this has since spurred her on to help people and communities all over the country, ever since.

Having been flooded on many occasions, Mary explained what impact this has – not just on belongings and items, but also on people’s mental wellbeing.  

The feature went on to provide some great examples of homeowners who have also taken steps to protect their properties, with some very inspiring stories. Details were also published regarding Flood Re’s Build Back Better scheme to show that financial support is available, via their insurance providers, to those affected.

We are hopeful that seeing more of these articles in mainstream newspapers and websites will help to empower more people in exploring their PFR options. Many people are unaware that there are options available to them and this type of educational article really is very helpful. 

Thank you Mary for sharing your personal story and also for continuing to offer support and guidance to people more than 20 years on from your very first flood.

You can read the article online here (a free trial is available, if you don’t have a subscription):
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-to-make-your-house-flood-proof-6qqlb7sdt

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