Shock report: 53% of those in high flood risk areas can’t sell their homes

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first_imgA major survey among homeowners who live in a high flood risk areas has revealed that half have been unable to sell their properties and now regret having bought a home within one.The research by insurance giant Aviva reveals how the increasing risk of flooding within the UK as weather patterns will soon have a significant impact on the housing market.Some 70% of those canvassed said they were worried that environmental change will increase flooding in the future, and that 42% are keen to move to an area where the risk is lower.Those whose homes have previously flooded are most worried, with 91% concerned that flooding will get worse.And the numbers are big – 2.4 million people live in immediate flood risk areas, with a further 2.8 million UK properties susceptible to surface water flooding.The Aviva research, which canvassed 2,000 people, also found that 15% had been flooded previously and of these, 59% have suffered a flood within the last four years.Two thirds of homes which have flooded have suffered at least two floods a quarter have flooded three times.Colm Holmes, CEO of General Insurance at Aviva (pictured), says, “’With extreme weather in the UK set to rise, flooding is expected to become more common and a holistic approach is needed to protect homes, reduce damage and prevent future risk.“Stricter planning laws are needed to prevent new homes being built in flood zones without adequate protection, and more information about flooding is needed for homeowners and renters before they move home.”Read more about flooding.colm holmes aviva flooding December 17, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Shock report: 53% of those in high flood risk areas can’t sell their homes previous nextHousing MarketShock report: 53% of those in high flood risk areas can’t sell their homesMajor new flooding survey among 2,000 home owners reveals shocking figures that will soon impact the housing market.Nigel Lewis17th December 20200489 Viewslast_img read more


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first_imgDue to these extended hazardous fire conditions, the North Carolina Forest Service issued a ban on all open burning for 32 Western North Carolina counties. The burning ban went into effect on April 3 and will remain in effect until further notice. Firefighters responded to a new wildfire start on Sunday evening near Lake Appalachia Dam in Cherokee County. The Hiwassee River Fire was reported in a steep area near the lake, on both US Forest Service and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) lands. As of this morning, the Hiwassee River Fire is estimated at 80 acres. A helicopter will be used for reconnaissance of the fire area and other support as needed. While the cause of the fire is under investigation, it is suspected to be arson. If you see something, say something. If you know of someone deliberately setting fires, call 911. We are in spring wildfire season, and fire danger is expected to remain high across Western North Carolina this week. Today, firefighters will conduct burn out operations. Burn out operations help to contain the fire by consuming the unburned fuel between the active fire and the control lines. Approximately 14 firefighters from the US Forest Service are on scene today. For more information, visit https://ncforestservice.gov/news_pubs/newsdesk_2020.htm. The US Forest Service urges the public to practice caution as they visit the national forests. Visitors are asked to follow guidance under the burn ban and consider postponing their camping trips. The fire is burning on US Forest Service property on the Nantahala National Forest Tusquitee Ranger District and on TVA lands surrounding Lake Appalachia. Firefighters worked late into the night Sunday to construct containment lines in steep terrain. Photo from Getty Imageslast_img read more


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first_imgThe men’s track team is headed to Texas this weekend in their second meet of the outdoor season and has high hopes to excel and gain a few regional-qualifying marks. Though the team is sending only seven participants to this weekend’s events, it has an optimistic outlook.Head coach Ed Nuttycombe’s expectations for this weekend are set high for the seven athletes going to the meet, which includes jumpers Alonzo Moore and Rick Bellford, sprinter Demi Omole and the 4-by-400 team of Joe Detmer, Scott Hogseth, James Groce and Luke Hoenecke.”We’re taking Alonzo Moore and Rick Bellford in the long and triple jump. Demi Omole is going to run the 100, and we’re taking a 4-by-400. We’re only taking seven people and they’re all very good, high-level athletes,” Nuttycombe said, “and so … even though [the group]’s small, I hope we get some things done with these guys.”Detmer is one of the members of the 4-by-400-meter relay team expected to excel this weekend.”For this weekend, I wouldn’t say that I’m 100 percent because I’ve been mostly focusing on my [decathlon] events, and this weekend I’m running the 4-by-400, so we’ll see how we do,” Detmer said this of his race.Even though Detmer believes he is not at full strength, he still has high hopes to do well this weekend.”We’re just going to try to do what we can do and hopefully qualify,” Detmer said.Detmer has provisionally qualified in the decathlon for the NCAA Outdoor Championships.”It was a good job for Joe Detmer this early in the year. I think that bodes well for him later on,” said Nuttycombe.By qualifying early in the outdoor season, Detmer can participate in other events where the team needs him. “We’re trying to qualify this weekend for regions, and so were trying to put a good 4-by-400 [meters] together.” He had most of the winter to prepare for the outdoor season after redshirting his indoor season. Detmer’s outdoor season has gotten off to a good start. “[I’m] just getting back into it. I redshirted indoor [season]. [I’m] just getting back into the competing thing. It’s not too bad, though.”After a successful indoor season, the bar is set high for Omole in the outdoor season. During the indoor season, the junior was the Big Ten champion in the 60 meters, while at the national indoor championships, he finished third in running a quick 6.64 seconds. Omole will run the 100 meters this weekend in Texas.Moore, a senior, will see some action as well this weekend participating in the triple jump. Moore finished 10th in the triple jump at 51 feet, four inches at the indoor national championships. Moore hopes to jump better than that this weekend. Moore’s personal record for the triple jump is 53 feet, nine inches.Team captain Bellford ran on the 4-by-100-meter team last weekend that took second with a time of 40.31 seconds, qualifying them for the NCAA Mideast Regional. Bellford hopes to pull off a high mark to gain his own qualifying mark in the long jump this weekend.Nuttycombe is confident in his small team and says they are ready to compete. “I think they’re ready. I think they’re excited. They know that this is one of the better, bigger, high-powered early-season meets. I think they’re ready and they’ll do well.”last_img read more


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first_imgQUICKEST OVERTIME IN NFL HISTORY—Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) breaks away from Steelers defensive back Ryan Mundy (29) for the winning touchdown in overtime, Jan. 8, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) As it was the defense that carried the Steelers into the playoffs this season, it was the defense that knocked them out, as they could not stop one of the worst offenses in football. After a stunning 29-23 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos on a play that took only 11 seconds, the Steelers are going fishing. In what was supposed to be a low scoring game dominated by a great defensive unit against a very good one, after the first quarter it became a shoot out. After a very slow start by both teams, the Broncos jumped off to a big lead in the second quarter behind the precision passing of Tim Tebow, who was under the gun by all experts including his own coaching staff and management because he ran more than he passed. He only had 60 yards passing in his last game and had thrown more interceptions than touchdowns in his last three games. But he was brilliant in the second quarter leading his team to a 20-6 lead.After being called out by Hall of Famer John Elway, who is in charge of football operations for the Broncos, Tebow had the best game of his brief NFL career. Even though he was only 10 of 21, he had 316 yards as he picked the Steelers defense apart after being held to just 8 yards in the first quarter. It was as if the Broncos were baiting the Steelers to stack the line to stop the run so Tebow could surprise them with his throws down the field to wide open receivers. And he hit them right in stride.This not only was his breakout game, but it probably solidified his position as the Broncos quarterback of the future. He’s proven to top management and his coaching staff that if given the chance he can pass, as well as run. In fact his passing sets up his running and his running sets up his passing.Yes, the Steelers were without key players on defense with Pro Bowlers Casey Hampton and Brett Keisel suffering injuries in the first half, as well as Ryan Clark not being able to play and LaMarr Woodley missing much of the game. With the defensive line decimated the youngsters did a very good job but if they were better than the old veterans they would have been starting. With the lack of pressure, Tebow had all day to either throw the football or run it, which he did very well.The offense looked better than it has just about all season as Ben Roethlisberger led a gallant comeback, but the defense was unable to hold even after the Steelers tied the game at 23-23 during regulation.The rest is history. The Broncos got the ball first in overtime and marched down the field on the first play for the score as the defensive backs were burned once again by a long pass from Tebow to Demaryius Thomas, who had 4 catches for 204 yards for the game.Now the Steelers must take a long look at the team they have which is full of talent but must figure out what needs to be done in order for them to move to the next level. That next level is the Super Bowl. In Pittsburgh there’s nothing else.There were many bright spots in the season with the most impressive being the play of receivers Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown, who both finished with over 1,000 yards. Wallace had 1193 yards on 72 catches and Brown had 1108 yards on 69 receptions. Rashard Mendenhall, despite much criticism, finished among the league leaders in rushing with 928 yards and the defense once again finished number one overall. First against the pass, 8th against the run, and second to the 49ers in points allowed. The problem was the offense. They finished 19th in a 32 team league. Something has to be done to improve their performance in the red zone. They must be able to score touchdowns instead of field goals. And it’s not because they don’t have a power back, because neither do the Packers, Patriots or Saints, yet they have no problem scoring touchdowns once they get into the red zone.The Broncos will face the New England Patriots this weekend with the Houston Texans who defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 31-10 traveling to Baltimore to face the Ravens. The Patriots and the Ravens should be victorious. The Patriots will win the AFC championship.In the NFC the New York Giants beat the Atlanta Falcons 24-2 and the New Orleans Saints beat the Detroit Lions 45-28. This weekend the Giants will face the Green Bay Packers and the Saints will travel to San Francisco to face the 49ers. Even though the home team has won every game so far, look for this to change in the NFC. The Saints will beat the 49ers and the Giants will upset the Packers. The Saints will win the NFC championship, setting up a dream game between the Patriots and Saints.last_img read more