Emergencies can affect the County with little or no notice. Being prepared can help reduce the effects on your families’ lives, reduce the need for help from others and enable you to support the vulnerable in your community.
Disruption to essential services such as water and electricity, to regional and national travel and telecoms are all ways an emergency and can affect our busy everyday lives.
Keep your plan and other important information in a safe place that you will find again quickly.
You could keep your plan in a ‘message in a bottle’ in your fridge. Bottles are available free of charge from most doctor’s surgeries and chemists and give emergency services vital information such as medical conditions and repeat prescriptions.
If you have children in your household, or others who need help with understanding what to do, you could get them to write and draw their own plans, to help them learn about emergency events.
If you are not involved in an incident but are close by or believe you may be in danger, in most cases the advice is:
If the emergency is outside GO IN, STAY IN, TUNE IN.
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