Here at The Flood Defence & Recovery Company we have a wide variety of products to help prevent against water ingress into your home or business and also to help clear away the devastation if you are unfortunate enough to have been flooded.
We have can help advise you on the most appropriate products for your given situation and have experts on hand to guide you every step of the way.
We understand how stressful it can be clearing away after a flood and that is why we will try and make your purchase as easy as practicably possible. We have made our website as easy to use as possible and we hope this will be a great resource to you during such a distressing time.
Below you will find various live feeds with informationsuch as flood warnings and flood news.
Scientific collaboration is the key to saving lives in Southeast Asia Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:49:00 GMT
Communities across Southeast Asia have to endure some of the world’s most severe weather as the region is regularly affected by floods, major cyclones and other high-impact events.
July so far, warm south east and cooler north west Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:37:00 GMT
Provisional statistics for 1-18 July show that the UK has been split over the month so far, with the south east warmer than average and the north west cooler than average.
Do cows really lie down when it’s about to rain? Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:16:00 GMT
Over 60% believe it’s true. But, is it? Three-quarters of the British public have used folklore such as ‘red sky at night, shepherd’s delight’ to predict the weather. Half have been caught out by the weather when they relied on folklore methods.
The public love our App! Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:04:00 GMT
Since being released in May 2016 the Met Office app has been downloaded over three million times and the public are rating it highly.
Get your local Met Office forecast from Amazon Alexa Mon, 10 Jul 2017 13:26:00 GMT
You can now get the Met Office local forecast from our new award winning Flash Briefing skill for Amazon Alexa.
Wet and warm June comes to a close Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:18:00 GMT
Early statistics show June 2017 has been amongst the wettest on record, despite the hot and dry spell of weather that many saw in the middle of the month.
Learn About Weather Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:27:00 GMT
Have you ever wanted to learn a bit more about the weather? Would you like a better understanding of the forecast information that you see on TV or online?
Research highlights parents' relaxed attitude to sun safety Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:16:00 GMT
New research, released today by the Met Office in conjunction with the NHS England #CoverUpMate skin cancer campaign, has revealed a worryingly relaxed attitude towards sun care amongst many parents of young children. Sunburn in childhood has been strongly linked to the development of skin cancer in later years, making it a vital time for parents to ensure their children are protected.
What caused the record UK winter rainfall of 2013-14? Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Unusual conditions in the tropics and stratosphere gave rise to the very wet winter of 2013-14, in which there was damaging flooding in many parts of England. Climate change made a secondary contribution by increasing the moisture holding capacity of the atmosphere.
Don't put yourself in weather danger: check out our updated regional mountain forecasts Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:01:00 GMT
Half of people across the UK (49%) now consider themselves ‘outdoor enthusiasts’ according to new research released today by the Met Office. However, many are still getting caught out by the weather, leading to potentially dangerous situations.
Hot weather comes to a close Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:56:00 GMT
Today will see the final peak in temperatures for the south while thundery showers move eastwards across the north.
Hot weather continues Mon, 19 Jun 2017 11:29:00 GMT
The first half of this week will see temperatures in the high 20°C’s or even low 30°C’s for many across England and Wales.
Wind power can provide energy on coldest days Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT
A new study by climate scientists – published in the journal Environmental Research Letters – has advanced the understanding of the potential for wind power to provide energy during the coldest spells of winter weather.
Hot and humid this weekend Thu, 15 Jun 2017 12:10:00 GMT
Much of England and Wales will see temperatures rise as we head into the weekend with plenty of sunshine.
Warm weather on the way Tue, 13 Jun 2017 11:25:00 GMT
After the recent unsettled spell of weather there’s a taste of summer warmth on the way for many of us, especially as we head into the weekend.
SEPA's third Sustainable Growth Agreement signed with young environmental leaders, the 2050 Climate Group Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has signed its third Sustainable Growth Agreement today (6 July) with environmental youth organisation, the 2050 Climate Group, at a launch event in Edinburgh.
Proposals to strengthen regulation of finfish aquaculture outlined in new SEPA consultation Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has today (26 June 2017) announced proposals for the future regulation of fish farming in Scotland, and is inviting comment on its plans for the sector.
Scotland's bathing water season begins Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Scotland’s new bathing water season will begin today (1 June 2017) with the good news that 87% of Scotland’s bathing waters have achieved strict European water quality standards.
Former Kirkcaldy scrap yard operator sentenced to a Community Payback Order of 160 hours unpaid work for waste offence Thu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMT
William Noble was sentenced to a Community Payback Order of 160 hours of unpaid work to be completed within 9 months at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court today (1st June 2017) for illegally keeping waste vehicles and other waste at a site in Kirkcaldy.
Edinburgh charity, Venture Trust, signs Scotland’s second Sustainable Growth Agreement Thu, 25 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
A second Sustainable Growth Agreement has been signed today (Thursday, 25 May) between SEPA and Venture Trust at its National Participation Centre in Stirling, in a further commitment to helping create environmental success, which also delivers social and economic benefits for Scotland.
SEPA urges locals to sign up to new flood warning scheme for River Garnock Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is calling on locals to get flood-prepared by signing up to the new flood warning scheme for the River Garnock – and join thousands of people who already benefit from the Floodline service in Scotland.
SEPA invites locals to learn about new flood warning scheme for the River Cree in Newton Stewart Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is calling on locals to get flood aware by attending a special drop-in session on the launch of the new flood warning scheme for the River Cree on Thursday 30 March – and join thousands of people who already benefit from the free Floodline service in Scotland.
Scotland’s first Sustainable Growth Agreement signed by Stirling business Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has signed Scotland’s first Sustainable Growth Agreement today (Monday, 20 March) at a launch event with Stirling-based manufacturer, Superglass Insulation Limited.
SEPA urges locals to sign up to new flood warning scheme for Loch Lomond and River Leven Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is calling on locals to get flood-prepared by signing up to the new flood warning scheme for Loch Lomond and River Leven – and join thousands of people who already benefit from the Floodline service in Scotland.
Project to bring nature back to the River Tyne Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Communities along the River Tyne will have the opportunity to help migrating fish such as salmon and sea trout return to the headwaters of the river as part of an ambitious new project being led by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).
Fukushima disaster: Robot finds possible melted nuclear fuel Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:07:10 GMT
An underwater robot spotted the lava-like rocks inside a reactor of Japan's destroyed nuclear plant.
Farm subsidies 'must be earned' - Michael Gove Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:41:58 GMT
Environment Secretary Michael Gove plans to pay farmers for protecting the environment and creating rural jobs.
New Mexico boy trips over 1.2 million year old fossil Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:07:31 GMT
A 10-year-old boy's stumble unearthed a prehistoric skull, which he then got the chance to help excavate.
Elephant seals 'recognise vocal rhythm' Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:05:37 GMT
Male elephant seals recognise the rhythm of one another's voices, researchers say.
Poaching pushes pangolin closer to extinction Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:13:15 GMT
Pangolins in the forests of Africa are at risk of being pushed to extinction like their Asian relatives.
Moon dust bag sold for $1.8m at New York auction Thu, 20 Jul 2017 22:28:58 GMT
The bag was used by astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first ever samples of the Moon in 1969.
Why dogs are friendly - it's written in their genes Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:06:55 GMT
Being friendly is in dogs' nature and could be key to how they were domesticated from wolves.
UK rhino eggs 'could save last northern whites' Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:04:28 GMT
A UK zoo is taking part in a radical plan to save the world's last northern white rhinos from extinction.
Australia human history 'rewritten by rock find' Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:28:27 GMT
Research shows Aboriginal people entered Australia up to 18,000 years earlier than thought.
Mighty T. rex 'walked rather than sprinted' Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:00:14 GMT
New research suggests the dinosaur could go no faster than a very brisk walking pace.
How did dogs become our best friends? New evidence Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:33:20 GMT
Dogs were tamed from a single wolf population between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago, a study suggests.
LISA Pathfinder: Time called on Europe's gravity probe Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:22:33 GMT
The European Space Agency turns off one of its most successful ever missions - LISA Pathfinder.
Norfolk Broads python discovery mystery Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:49:33 GMT
A 12ft-long python found on the Norfolk Broads has still not been found.
US Republican asks Nasa if civilisation on Mars existed Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:49:28 GMT
A US congressman asked scientists if the Red Planet could have been occupied "thousands of years ago".
Black-winged stilts: Record year for UK breeding Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:22:11 GMT
The number fledging from the UK in 2017 is more than the total number for the previous 30 years.
Telescopes to reach nine billion light years away Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:10:36 GMT
New radio telescopes far more powerful than any used before aim to shed light on extra terrestrial activity.
Will wildcat lynx be reintroduced to the UK? Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:03:51 GMT
The wildcat could be reintroduced into the UK for the first time in 1,300 years.
Ancient underwater forest found in US Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:44:42 GMT
Scientists have dated the trees to a previous ice age 60,000 years ago, when sea levels were far lower.
Gif and image written into the DNA of bacteria Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:31:43 GMT
Images and a short film are inserted into bacteria DNA and recovered with 90% accuracy.
Lark or night owl? Blame your ancestors Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:52:13 GMT
Our ancestors could be to blame for the wide variety of human sleeping habits, from larks to night owls.
Newquay is go! Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:06:44 GMT
World Land Speed record holder Andy Green looks forward to the first, low-speed runs of the Bloodhound supersonic car.
Zoo keepers Mon, 10 Jul 2017 23:07:32 GMT
Galaxy Zoo is one of the most successful citizen science projects ever conceived. We look back at what it's achieved over 10 years.
Fusion wait Tue, 11 Jul 2017 09:50:54 GMT
We will have to wait until the second half of the century for fusion reactors to start generating electricity, experts have announced.
'Beam me up, Scotty' Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:27:05 GMT
Chinese scientists have "teleported" a photon particle to a satellite - could humans be next?
Splitting the atom Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:07:31 GMT
The government is about to set out its position on membership of Europe's nuclear regulator after Brexit.
DNA data Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:53:01 GMT
Could an effort to gather genetic data from its population of one billion people help India take the lead in advanced healthcare?
Ribbiting stuff Mon, 03 Jul 2017 20:48:20 GMT
The huge diversity of frogs we see today is mainly a consequence of the asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs, a study suggests.
Desert wall? Sun, 18 Jun 2017 00:42:35 GMT
Science reporter Victoria Gill joins researchers in Arizona to find out how President Trump's wall could affect endangered desert wildlife.
Dino domination Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:59:45 GMT
A million-year-long period of volcanic activity led to the rise of the dinosaurs, a study suggests.
Quantum leap Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:17:07 GMT
Chinese scientists say their experimental Micius spacecraft paves the way for a new kind of internet.
Saving big cats Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:27:37 GMT
Amy Dickman has had some close shaves with big cats and humans while working with cheetahs and lions.
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