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Cornwall's Warned To Check Flood Insurance.
9:31am 11th August 2013
9:31am 11th August 2013
Cornwall is warned to take action now to avoid more flood damage in the future.
It is after flash floods caused misery in more than twenty parts of the Duchy this week including Camborne, Porthleven, Gunnislake, Bude and Perranporth.
Mike Cooper from Richfords Fire and Flood in Redruth told Pirate FM we have got to start thinking differently: "It can be as simple as all the photo albums that you normally keep in the lounge, take them upstairs, just so they are out of the way of the flood water. Because, in particular, things like that are very difficult to replace. Photographs from an insurance perspective are only worth the paper that they're printed on and unfortunatley that's not the same as the memories that they hold.
"Not all insurance is the same. Sometime when you go on these comparison sites to find the cheapest quote the feeling can be that you're getting the same product. But often it's worth reading the small print because not all insurers are the same and there are those that will give a better quality of service or a more full service.
"Unfortunately when you are fighting the laws of nature the water will get to where it wants to go. However there are things that you can do. Sandbags are an obvious example. Making sure if you've got ditches or drains or French gutters on your property you're doing your best to make sure they are clear so they can deal with as much water as possible."
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