Storms bring flood chaos to Cumbria
Last updated at 08:19, Monday, 25 June 2012
Torrential rain brought havoc to Carlisle as Cumbria buckled under the worst of the overnight downpours.
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Janice, I live in a flood zone and managed to get very competetive insurance via a broker in Carlisle. I moved into the property after it had flooded so had no existing cover to rely on but it wasn't a problem once the broker became involved.
Malcom- it is a waste of time asking for a flood certificate. All insurers are interested in is are you in a flood risk area. My post code is and even though I have never claimed and my property has never flooded I am unable to get insurance other than renew with my existing provider. I am now paying three times more than I did 7 years ago even though I have the maximum no claims. The insurers have various different criteria such as not insuring properties that are a mile within flooded properties or not insuring those properties that are less than 400metres from a river. None of the insurers give two hoots if you have flood defences protecting you. I would have no issue with a big flood excess as I know the chances of my property flooding are slim. But every insurer I have contacted (quite a few!) just refuse to provide a quote. Would love to know how others classed as 'flood risk' are managing to get insurance.
What a real shame for Threlkeld cricket club,on what must be along with patterdale the most beautiful cricket grounds in the uk.
I would like to wish the guys a Threlked all the very best in getting the ground back to its fantastic best.