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Help and advice for your home
The best guidance is to stay inside, with windows and doors closed and secure. There is nothing else you can do, except wait for it to blow over. You could keep the items on your emergency checklist close to hand.
Important: If there’s a risk of flooding turn off both electricity and gas. For your safety do not touch the electricity supply if you’re standing in water.
If your home has been damaged, you probably want to start clearing up. But if you are registering a claim, please make a note of the following – to help support your claim.
You could leave windows and doors open to help dry your property, but please make sure that it’s safe to do so.
Before a severe storm, the Met Office usually gives three or four days’ advance warning. For local information you can add your postcode to their live weather feed.
Give your home a check-over, from top to bottom.
Top tip: Building and roofing companies may be busy after a storm so it could be beneficial for you to get any problems fixed ahead of bad weather – saving yourself hassle later.