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Mutual urges owners to shelter from storms

The Cheshire is urging home owners to check their insurance cover is comprehensive in light of the storms hitting the UK.

Last week, the Met Office issued se-vere weather warnings and winds of up to 80mph battered the country.

The Cheshire also advises home owners to check their roofs for broken tiles that could have been dislodged by the high winds. It adds that clients should ensure they know where their properties’ stopcocks and water main valves are located in case they need to be shut off in an emergency.

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