Cheshire urges homeowners to check insurance

Cheshire is urging homeowners to check that their insurance coverage is up to snuff in the light of the severe weather being predicted by the Met Office.

Weather warnings have been issued up and down the coasts of the UK, and winds of up to 80mph predicted over the next few days.

Cheshire provides building and contents insurance underwritten by Royal &Sun Alliance and is advising homeowners to prepare flood kits including important personal documents, a first aid kit, warm waterproof clothing and wellies.

The bulding society also suggests homeowners check roofs for cracked or broken tiles as they could be dislodged in high winds and cause serious damage and also ensure they know locations of stopcocks and water main valves are in case they need to be shut off quickly in an emergency.