“Flood Re” is a national scheme designed to ensure affordable flood insurance is available to those homes at the highest risk of flooding. If you are interested in finding out more about Flood Re and to see a list of brands that are currently able to provide insurance visit the Flood Re Homeowner website.
The Flood Re information leaflet [PDF, 161Kb] describes how the scheme will work for customers.
The River Humber and the Tidal River Trent are hugely important areas for the local and national economies. Around 400,000 people live around the Humber estuary alongside major industry such as power stations, refineries and ports. The Isle of Axholme contains some 28,000 properties and over 30,000 hectares of high-grade agricultural land, significant infrastructure and many businesses. The area also contains nationally and internationally important habitats.
The Environment Agency is responsible for managing flood risk from rivers and the sea.
However, the Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs) and Local Authorities also take an active part in managing flood risk through the operation and maintenance of their land and surface water drainage assets. The existing system of rivers, drainage ditches, flood defences and pumping stations work in an integrated way to both manage flood risk and drain the land.