Emergencies such as severe weather, flooding and major road accidents can happen at any time. We work closely with the emergency services and other agencies to help us prepare Emergency Plans to respond to incidents.
Our main role in an emergency is to provide shelter which could be for people evacuated from their homes or people involved in the incident but who are unharmed. This can be in sports centres, schools or village halls and will provide simple refreshments and overnight shelter if needed.
What to do in an emergency
The best first advice is Go In, Stay In and Tune In.
Local radio will broadcast advice and information. If you are likely to be affected you will be contacted by the emergency services. They will give advice about what to do and where to go if you need to leave your home.