Wishart warn­ing of­flood po­ten­tial

Perthshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE -

Res­i­dents in the re­gion are be­ing asked to be pre­pared for the risks of flood­ing.

Perth and North Perthshire MP Pete Wishart, has called on con­stituents to make sure they are aware and to en­sure they know what to do should flood­ing oc­cur fol­low­ing the launch of a re­port by the As­so­ci­a­tion of Bri­tish In­sur­ers.

Wishart has en­cour­aged those in high risk flood ar­eas to have a plan in­case the worst should hap­pen.

He said: “Flood­ing has been an is­sue in Perth and North Perthshire over the years and whilst flood de­fences have been in­stalled in many ar­eas, flood­ing is some­times un­avoid­able.

“The As­so­ci­a­tion of Bri­tish In­sur­ers have pro­duced a guide on how best to re­spond to ma­jor floods.

“This in­cludes in­for­ma­tion about how to min­imise the risk of flood­ing, what to do if your home is flooded and what you can ex­pect from the in­sur­ance claims process.”

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