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Merry Christmas

Posted on: December 16, 2015

Christmas is just around the corner, and at Ice Watch, our busiest time of the year is beginning. Before the winter really starts to bite, we’d like to take the opportunity to thank our customers for their continued support throughout 2015 and look forward to another year of protecting UK businesses from extreme winter weather.

Stay Safe and Healthy this Christmas Season
As you prepare to relax and enjoy the holiday season, we would like to give you a few tips on avoiding the hazards that can come with plummeting temperatures.

  • Prepare Your Home for Winter
    Getting your home ready for the season doesn’t just mean putting up a Christmas tree. Check your heating system, install insulation, repair any leaks in your roof, and prevent your pipes from freezing.
  • Prepare Your Car for Winter
    The colder weather can take its toll on your car – as well as increasing the risk of ac

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Storm Desmond hits UK

Posted on: December 10, 2015

Storm Desmond caused record rainfall levels this weekend – and nearly a hundred flood warnings and alerts are still in place in England and Wales. Over 1,000 people were evacuated from their homes in the worst affected areas, and firefighters in Northern Ireland saved 26 people trapped by floods, including 10 in one housing estate. A new record for rainfall over a 24-hour period was broken as 341.4mm (over 13 inches) of rain fell at Honister Pass in Cumbria, and the maximum wind speed recorded was a gust of 81mph in Gwynedd, Wales.

Power Cuts
Over 43,000 homes and businesses in Cumbria and Lancashire lost power over the weekend. Electricity staff worked ‘around the clock’, and energy suppliers say power has been restored to the vast majority of affected homes. Lancaster University is still without power, and has cancelled teaching until the end of term.

Businesses Affected by Storm Desmond
The total cost of the flooding could reach hundreds of millions. The Prince’s Countryside Fund released £40,0

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