Compass aids stricken parks as storm blasts North

More than 14 inches of rain fell in just 24 hours across Cumbria (above) bringing flooding and chaos
Many holiday parks in the Lake District suffered in the deluge which swept across the county

Compass Insurance has issued a big “thank you” torm Desmond.

The devastation began on Saturday 05 December as both regions suffered the brunt of the relentless heavy rain and destructive winds brought by the storm.

By Saturday evening it became clear that a full-scale disaster was unfolding, and Compass to assist affected parks.

That night, Compass team members identified the high risk areas and mapped out over 100 parks likely torm.

On Sunday morning at 7.00am, the team began calling the parks that were considered most to be at risk, offering emergency assistance and advice.

Team members’ conversations with parks allowed Compass to pinpoint the specific parks most at risk.

By the end of Sunday, around 14 inches of rain had fallen in Cumbria – even more than during the devastating floods in the county of 2009 – and Northumbria too was deluged.

As soldiers were deployed on Monday, Compass account executives to operation.

Compass managing director Dave Sheath said that parks contacted by his team on the Sunday had been invaluable in helping prioritise resources most effectively:

“Park owners and managers were well placed to advise which other parts of Cumbria and Northumbria might have fared even worse.

“We therefore focussed our efforts on these, and by the end of Sunday we had a pretty clear picture of the extent of the storm’s damage, and which parks had been hardest hit.

“Compass owes a debt of gratitude to all these BH&HPA members – not only for their help, but also for taking our early Sunday morning calls without a single complaint!” added Dave.