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First broadcast:
Wednesday 28 November 2012

There are warnings Britain is facing a national flood crisis, after heavy rainfall across the country. The Environment Agency says more than 900 properties have been flooded during this latest period of bad weather. It's issued flood warning messages to hundreds of thousands of households in the past few days.

Many homes and businesses are counting the cost of the clean-up, whilst rail services are badly disrupted and many roads remain under water. In parts of Cornwall, insurers and surveyors have started assessing the damage.

But there's concern that around 200,000 homes could be left without flood cover next year when an agreement between the government and the Association of British Insurers runs out in June.

If you're affected by the flooding and need answers to your questions, Money Box Live is here for you.

Maybe your home or business has been flooded, what do you need to make an insurance claim?

Will your premiums go up next year?

What happens if vital documents have been destroyed by the floods?

What can you do to protect your property from future flooding?

Perhaps your employer's business has been flooded or left unsafe as a workplace. Are you still entitled to be paid?

If you'd like advice on the consequences of the floods, you can call Money Box Live. Ruth Alexander and a team of experts will answer your calls and emails on flooding. Email moneybox@bbc.co.uk now or call 03700 100 444. Lines open at 1pm, Wednesday.

The guests joining Ruth will be:

Aidan Kerr from the Association of British Insurers

Mary Dhonau, Chief Executive of the 'Know Your Flood Risk' campaign

Julia Durham from Citizens Advice

Producer, Sally Abrahams.


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