What to do if you've been flooded

Has your business been damaged by flooding? These are the steps you should take right now, writes Emma Kennedy.

9th February, 2014
The scene in Cork city centre: Ireland's second biggest urban centre was hit badly by the appalling weather conditions. Picture: PA

For many businesses around the country, the recent floods have caused chaos and numerous issues to deal with, such as extensive damage to their premises, ruined stock and equipment and a massive hit to income.

The insurance industry is facing a multimillion-Euro bill for a wave of flooding claims. According to Michael Horan, non-life manager at industry body Insurance Ireland, it's too early to put a figure on the amount that insurers will pay out.

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