People would rescue pets ahead of expensive gadgets or sentimental photos from their home before it flooded, an Environment Agency survey revealed yesterday.
Despite the fact that more than half (54 per cent) of those questioned said they felt that there was little or nothing they could do to protect their home from a flood, simple steps to prepare can help reduce the risk of damage. One in six properties in England is at risk from flooding, and the Environment Agency is urging all homeowners and businesses to check their flood risk and sign up for free coastal and river flood warnings from the Environmental Agency.
People in the North East top the poll when it comes to pet rescues, with more than a third (36 per cent) of people questioned putting their animal above material possessions.
Not really surprising, as pets are very much considered part of the family, but it’s worth checking out the Environment Agency’s information on preparing for a flood. For more information, click here.