Last edited by Cass; 11-22-2009 at 05:46 AM.
Yes, they were hit pretty badly there.
Global warming caused by the Americans you see.
One saving grace is that we have insurance companies that actually help people. Not American ones that try and twist and turn out of paying up.
That means that most home insurance covers flooding automatically - not like here where I have to take out a separate policy for it.
And of course we rarely have basements, which also helps. The people that might suffer are those that have paid off their mortgages and declined any home insurance at all. But those are in the extreme minority.
"If you need alternative accommodation, that's usually covered in your policy so your insurance company will make sure you've got payments for any accommodation you may need," Kelly Ostler-Coyle from the ABI said.
Many insurance companies have set up 24-hour hotlines to help those in the flooded areas get in touch, as well as trying to contact homeowners directly.
"Events like this really do show the need for insurance and how much your life can be devastated if you don't have it in place," said Ms Ostler-Coyle.
She told the BBC that she didn't expect insurance premiums to rise generally as a result of the claims, saying that this type of damage was not unusual in any given year.
"We do have floods most years and we are used to paying these sorts of claims. 2007 was an exceptional year with £3bn worth of damage but at the moment this isn't on that level," she said.
Last edited by Ian Gills; 11-22-2009 at 07:33 AM.
Odd you like being here but don't like it here...if you dislike it so much no one is keeping you here...don't let the door hit you in the butt...you won't be able to be treated in our lousy hospitals...
Last edited by Cass; 11-22-2009 at 08:12 AM.
Ian,Global warming caused by the Americans you see.
It's our way of messing with you guys.
The US is all powerful, even bringing earthquakes and floods to Jolly Old England.
Soon, you little island will be underwater.
You better invest in a row boat.
Since the Arctic has been melting, the lower ocean floor currents have been changing, pulling more and more subsurface from the England lower shorelines.
Studies have found that waterways have developed under the land mass, and that the Western edge has lowered.
At the continued rate of Erosion, they expect submerged portions of the West, which will mean changing roads and highways to circumvent the higher shorelines.
those dirty americans.....
the only thing we are good for is to come over and rescue Europe in two world wars and then from the communists....
speaking of getting stiffed like the shitty insurance companies in the USA...
has any country in Europe ever paid back their
war debts?... you remember lend lease?
we are all in this together,
so enjoy the roller-coaster ride
I say thank you very much America for all your hard work on Global warming.
It gets cold up here, hopefully in a few years we will be like Florida and i won't have to retire there and can stay here.
Now that the US is trying to clean up i'm hoping the Chinese and Indians will keep up the good work.
Let's just say we were a little bit surprised when this one made the trip, given the caliber of the people on board. Among them, just one carpenter and five men hired to stay a year.
Last edited by Ian Gills; 11-25-2009 at 07:32 PM.