Copart braced for demand from insurers as Storm Dennis hits

Storm Dennis

As the supplier of choice for 21 of the top 25 Insurers in the UK, we have instigated our emergency surge management plan in readiness for Storm Dennis this weekend.

Heavy rain, flooding and disruption is forecast for many areas, especially in the south west, south east, north west and South Wales, with up to 140mm of rain expected in some areas.

It will hit as some areas are still recovering from Storm Ciara, which left thousands of homes and cars under water.

In order to limit damage and maximise the potential for restoration and sale of flood-damaged cars, the quicker a vehicle is recovered from a flood the better – so having a specialist team ready to respond immediately to flooding incidents is essential.

Our surge management team is on standby to assess the impact of Storm Dennis, and our dedicated response unit is ready to be deployed immediately to the affected areas, with the support of our network of centrally co-ordinated roamer recovery drivers.

Copart UK Managing Director Jane Pocock said:

“With flooding incidents on the increase due to climate change and the growth in building in flood zones, the number of water-damaged vehicles is increasing.

“In our busiest winter periods we can be called on to handle more than 6,000 flood-damaged vehicles.

“Once we’ve recovered them, our exclusive partnership with Polygon vehicle contamination services enables us to restore flood damaged vehicles to food hygiene level standards, so we can minimise the cost impact for our insurer partners.”

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