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Sarah Marriott on BBC Look North & BBC Radio Cumbria – warning of incorrectly fitted flood defences

Sarah Marriott, Managing Director of the Flood Advisory Service, featured on BBC Look North yesterday evening to warn of flood defence products that have been found to be fitted incorrectly.

Evidence has been found of defective work including airbricks, flood doors and backwater valves not being fitted correctly.

Sarah said “What we’ve seen today is a classic example of some good products, Kitemark products, but fitted incorrectly and without due care and attention, and that makes me angry for the homeowner who’ve been through an awful lot”.

She was joined by Paul Hendy from Flood Recovery Advice Centre in Carlisle, who told BBC Radio Cumbria "If they don't get these products fitted correctly they're going to flood again. The very fact of the product is to give people protection, whilst it won't give them 100% protection, at the end of the day you have to make sure that those products are installed correctly."

You can see Sarah & Paul Hendy on last night’s episode of BBC Look North (15th June) here:

In addition the story was featured on BBC Radio Cumbria this morning (16th June), listen here:  (item starts 1:00 minute in).

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