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Cost of Yorkshire Dales flash flood claims will exceed £3m

Cost of Yorkshire Dales flash flood claims will exceed £3m

Published by Lisa Darvill at 7:28am 13th August 2019. (Updated at 11:13am 13th August 2019)

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NFU Mutual estimates the cost of Yorkshire Dales flash flood claims will exceed £3m

The rural insurer says it is currently dealing with over 200 claims for damage caused by the devastating floods. 

NFU Mutual adds it has activated its emergency claims plan to provide essential help to its members whose farms, homes and businesses were hit by the flash flood.  

Around 100mm of rain fell overnight on Tuesday 10th July in parts of the Dales. Homes and businesses were damaged along with stretches of road. A bridge was washed away in Grinton and a landslip badly damaged the B6270 near Cogden.

Highways teams are continuing to repair the affected roads. 

Paul Branch, Acting Head of Claims at NFU Mutual, said:

"This is another distressing event for our members and our first priority is to help them with their homes and farms which have been badly damaged by the weight of water that swept through the North Yorkshire Dales, particularly in the areas around Reeth and Leyburn.

"We have an Agency office close by in Leyburn and a Regional office in York so we are able to support our members and get help to them by making immediate emergency payments and arranging alternative accommodation.  We’re now working closely with our expert partners and specialists to help get repairs underway quickly.

"Our local team is also at the heart of a huge community effort which is working with local and national agencies to get damaged roads and bridges repaired to get the local economy working again."

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