As reported by ITV News last week, residents in Lowestoft in Suffolk are counting the cost of a summer soaking after nearly a month’s worth of rain fell in just 24 hours.

Occupants of a number of houses were affected as water-levels rose up to “waist deep”.

A rest centre was opened to help people who wanted to leave their homes.

The wettest place was Norwich with more than 40 mm (1.6 inches) in the 24 hours at 6am on Saturday. The usual monthly rainfall in July in the Anglia region is 51 mm (2 inches).

The Flood Company is dedicated to making sure that you are sufficiently prepared – however flood waters arrive at the doors of your home.

Instead of sandbags consider investing in FloodSax. FloodSax are endorsed by the National Disabled Fire Association (NDFA), are lightweight, just 200 grams (7 ounces) before they are activated, and are UK manufactured and tested. They are also easier to store than sandbags.

We can also offer you a consultation and installation service, ensuring that you are best protected from floodwaters. With a range of flood defence solutions to fit every property including BSI Kitemarked flood barriers and flood doors, there has never been a better time to explore how you can defend your home.

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