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Support for Businesses and the Farming Community

The EA has provided this useful booklet as a guide to preparing your business for flooding, which includes a flood plan template specifically designed for businesses.

Would your Business Stay Afloat?

Download a copy of this useful guide from the EA.

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Business Interruption Insurance policies will cover loss of turnover and fully comprehensive motor policies should cover flood damage to vehicles. For free advice on getting to the right expert and guidance on any insurance problems encountered contact Association of British Insurers.  

The Business Emergency Resilience Group (BERG) has a 10 minute plan and accompanying report which can be downloaded below. In addition, you can visit the BERG’s website which has a link for a ‘Readiness Test’ or visit the Cornwall Councils pages for business continuity advice.


Guidance for the Farming Community

Well managed soils are able to hold more water than poorly manged ones. By merging the ideas of a well-managed soil and de-risking/ risk reducing the impacts of water runoff, we can start to help communities understand the principles of water movement associated with farming that take place across their catchments.

The risk to soil loss and risks associated with water runoff are linked, i.e. excessive water runoff results in soil erosion. Some examples which increase surface runoff risk are:

  • Compacted Ground
  • Fields without cover crops
  • Ploughing up and down the contours
  • Growing certain crops

See the info-graphic provided below from the National Farmers Union (NFU) on how farmers can improve soil health throughout the year (click to enlarge):

In addition, the EA provides some guidance on how to prevent runoff, erosion and leaching for farmers here.

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