The study considered the key impacts on buildings through a literature review, consultation with those affected by flooding and the examination of case studies.
The main routes of floodwater ingress into buildings are described and possible extemporary solutions identified. The study also examined possible materials available in and around a building and how they might be utilized. It considered what measures should be a priority and what may be safely and realistically applied within the likely time available. As part of this review, factors such as likely flood height and duration, along with peoples’ physical capabilities have also been addressed.