This report is produced as part of Zurich’s global flood resilience programme and the JBA Trust’s mission to
improve knowledge about flood risk. Launched in 2013, Zurich’s global flood resilience programme aims to
increase understanding of flood resilience and advocates better protection and prevention before a flood
event occurs in order to minimise its impact and resulting disruption. This report is focused on the events during early December in the Cumbria area of the United Kingdom. The cause of storm Desmond, its impacts are investigated and key insights,recommendations are made in this report. Learn more How Zurich applies it expertise on analyzing various flood events
Szönyi, Michael; May, Peter; Lamb, Rob
Zurich Insurance Group Ltd
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