After the storm: how the UK’s flood defences performed during the surge following Xaver – Risk Nexus
This report provides an overview and four key insights into the storm surge-induced flooding that took place as a consequence of the large storm known as ’Xaver‘ in the United Kingdom on December 5 and 6, 2013. It contains detailed analysis on a number of relevant topics, including UK flood defences and business contingency planning – and makes recommendations for the future, such as to incentivise risk reduction opportunities and build back better.
The report was produced as part of Zurich’s flood resilience programme – Post Event Review Capability (PERC). It is intended to increase Zurich’s understanding of the nature of floods and how best to support its customers dealing with their consequences. It can also be of real benefit to leaders in government, industry and the public sector.