Storm Dennis Clean-Up Operation

Emma Knight
Feb 19, 2020 11:48:06 AM

Across Essex the big clean-up is in operation after Storm Dennis wreaked havoc in the county this weekend. Heavy rainfall and strong winds led to a yellow weather warning being in place, with Essex Police urging residents not to travel unless necessary.

The Environment Agency has issued a record number of flood warnings across England with several flood alerts still in place in Essex, including the Rivers Rid and Can in Chelmsford. For those in the affects areas, this means that flooding is still possible, so be prepared. The guidance from the Environment Agency states that this means having a bag ready that includes medicines and insurance document, as well as regularly checking for flood warnings.

With Storm Dennis following so quickly in the wake of Storm Ciara, the financial damage of the storms to homes, cars and businesses is still unknown. But insurance experts at accountancy firm PwC have estimated the final bill to be up to £200m in insurance claims.

Mohammad Khan, a partner and head of general insurance at PwC, said: “It’s still very early to assess an overall market impact as claims are still being reported to insurance companies. However, our early indication is that UK insurance market losses for homes, cars and businesses impacted by the storms will be between £150m and £200m.”

As the school half-term started, many communities kicked off the holidays by clearing debris from lawns and roads in their communities. For road obstructions, the advice from Essex County Council is to report the problem online. But for those that need storm debris removed from their home or business, Dunmow Waste Management can help. We have a variety of services catering for all types of rubbish and waste removal and collection, including Chelmsford skip hire, rubbish collection and site clearances.

To find out more about rubbish collection prices and skip hire, please get in touch for your free, no-obligation quote.

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