Persistent and heavy rainfall has been forecast for Wednesday 10th August and Thursday 11th August, beginning in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The risk from river flooding is low as there is not much water in the rivers. However there is a risk of surface water flooding. The rain is predicted to fall on the Western fells. Please be alert for blocked drains and be prepared to clear any debris.
Why lenders should include flood risk in their due diligence
A recent article from PLC Property examines the potential risk to property value where there is a risk of flooding. Particularly in the light of changes in the flood insurance market, and wider availability of robust data on surface water flooding. Lenders should consider widening their due diligence to include an assessment of risk of flooding from all sources. You can read the article here.
What can we do to cut our flood risk?
You can read the latest plans to protect Cockermouth, from the town centre to Rubby Banks. You can read an explanation of why a council tax precept is needed to fund these plans here.