A major emergency can impact on you, or where you live
They could include:
- Severe weather, for example flooding, heavy snow or high winds
- Health alerts such as heatwave or pandemic flu
- Transport accidents or major fires
- Security related incidents, including bomb warnings and terrorist attacks.
There are a number of steps you can take to help protect yourself and your family in an emergency. There are some steps that you can take now to prepare, and it is also worth putting a little thought into what you and your family would do during an incident.
To find out more, click on the following links:
Where can I find information and advice on flooding?
What can I do to prepare myself and my family for a major emergency?
What should I do in a major emergency?
Who might I need to contact?
The Role of the Council
The Council’s role is to ensure that, together with partners, we respond effectively to emergencies that affect residents, businesses, visitors and/or the environment within the Borough.
To learn more and find out about other organisations that can provide advice/information, visit the following pages:
What the Council does during an emergency?
What other information and advice is available on preparing for an emergency?
Fair processing notice for supporting vulnerable people in an emergency
If you wish to contact us in an emergency outside of the normal working hours please phone 01372 732555.
If you require the Police, Fire or Ambulance Service in an emergency, dial 999.