MORE FLOODING...MORE DEVASTATION FOR BUSINESSES
& SUPPORT FOR FLOODED BUSINESSES
Flooding across Derbyshire continues, and with more rain is forecast the outcome of further damage and prolonged disruption to businesses being inevitable. Albeit many businesses have already been hit hard in recent days after deluge of a months rain in 24 hours
THE DAMAGE CAUSED
The level of flooding and damage caused over the past week has been unprecedented, with many people and businesses not experiencing flood levels this high for 40-50 years. In addition with flood plans working in some areas, with the use of flood gates etc, the problem has moved to others that have not previously experienced such flooding. The videos and images circulating across the news are leaving many people shocked, but the reality for those affected is much tougher.
Video above: Upwards of £250,000 of damage is estimated to have been caused at Browns' site just off the A52, in Chequers Road, Derby
THE UNSEEN DAMAGE
The physical damage is obvious to most, but the damage and knock effects are far more wide reaching.The impact on moral, to deal with the clean up when further flooding is expected, the loss of stock, but also the potential loss of records and data used within businesses, the loss of trade; not only for those businesses directly effected but the knock-on effect to those in the surrounding areas due to less footfall, and the impact on cash flow from both reduced income and increased unforeseen costs.