A Cornish firm is leaping to the rescue to help people cope with the severe flooding that has been affecting parts of central Europe.
Heavy rain has been devastating communities from Austria to Russia, with rivers bursting their banks. Insurers say the bill for piecing together people’s lives in Germany alone will reach £2.5 billion.
Redruth-based Richfords Fire & Flood today (Friday) sent out two lorry loads of industrial drying equipment worth £300k to drive to the town of Meerbusch, in the Lower Rhine region of northwest Germany, to help with the clean-up operation.
MD, Steven Richford, said: “The scale of the flooding across Europe has come as a nasty shock and has left millions of people with waterlogged property and possessions.
“At the moment, we are hoping our equipment can help get as many people’s lives back to normal as possible. Our flood recovery teams are also on standby in case manpower is needed too.”