Flooding Case Study – Cockermouth
RMS flood data in Homecheck Flood Report accurately predicts 1 in 1,000 year flood event in this flooding case study.
The floods in Cumbria in 2007 highlight the wide ranging problems caused by flooding and the serious damage and disruption that can result for home owners and businesses alike. It was widely reported that the flooding in Cumbria was of the nature of a ’1 on 1000 year flood event’ (i.e. a 1 in 1000 chance of this type of flooding happening in each year).
It would be easy to take the view that the probability of such a flood occurring is so remote that it is almost not worth worrying about. The example of the Cumbria flooding demonstrates that this can be a dangerous approach to take.
The unique flood data from RMS contained in the Homecheck Professional Flood Report accurately predicted the effects of the ’1 in 1000 year flood’ in Cumbria as can be seen from the images below.
The inclusion of exclusive RMS flood data in the Homecheck Flood Report differentiates between properties within a flood plain, identifying, for example, those properties on higher ground which therefore face reduced or no risk, and also highlights surface water (pluvial) flooding, which according to the Pitt Review, was responsible for over 50% of the 2007 flooding.
This makes the Homecheck Flood Report essential in ensuring that homes are protected from the risk of flooding.
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