January 3, 2018
Storms – it’s all in the name…
Last year the Met Office announced the storm names for the 2017-18 season. The start of 2018 has seen us introduced to Storm Eleanor, but who’s next – and why name them?
Surveys conducted after named storms in 2016/17 showed increased awareness and action taken in response to people hearing of a named storm. For example, Doris achieved an 89% awareness score with 94% finding the severe weather warning useful. 82% of people that took action ahead of Storm Doris felt they were right to do so.
Derrick Ryall, Head of Public Weather Services at the Met Office, said: “Naming storms has been proved to raise awareness of severe weather in the UK, crucially prompting people to take action to prevent harm to themselves or their property.”
So, how do you take action to prevent harm to yourselves, your staff, customers and your property? Before Storm Fionn and Georgina arrive, take a look at our Winter Update for businesses. The update covers some common issues that can affect every business.
You may also find our Winter Driving Tips helpful for all your staff. It includes a reminder of what drivers should do in the event of an accident, so a worthwhile read whatever the weather.
For those situated in an area at risk of flooding we’ve also prepared a flood guide to help prepare and reduce the risk of excessive damage.
For further advice and assistance with any aspect of your business insurance, contact your usual Client Manager.