Taking Responsibility for Protecting Your Home from Localised Flooding this Winter
In recent years we have seen some unusual weather conditions including some torrential downpours that have led to localised flooding when the storm drains become momentarily overwhelmed. In Hythe this is very occasionally exacerbated by seasonal tides. Many will remember Valentines Night Storm in 2014, when torrential rain and a Spring Tide breached Hythe momentarily as the tide reached its peak.
Because these floods can be random and unpredictable, or they may happen late at night and occur in unexpected places, or services are being directed to more ‘serious’ areas, there are no guarantees that your issue can be dealt with. Some of you will already know that you are vulnerable in certain weather conditions and we’re recommending that you make your own provisions for flood prevention as help is not be readily available.
Personally I’m vulnerable in certain weather conditions and I live halfway up a hill on Hollybank (see the video of my garden during a freak rainstorm Here
We have available at The Grove the rather wonderful ‘Floodsax’, they are light weight and come in boxes of 5. When soaked in water they expand and become a very efficient ‘sandbag’. They are more pliable than sandbags and infinitely more manageable. Of particular value is their light weight, an elderly person living on their own can easily put the bags in place in an emergency. See a video of them in operation Here
. They cost £25 for a box of 5 (cost price). Alternatively they can be purchased at Travis Perkins
at the same price. I’ve already bought some ‘just in case’.
If you know you may be vulnerable be prepared and save yourself lots of heartache and the hassle of repairs and insurance claims..