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Are you ready for anything?

 

We decide what to plan for using the Hertfordshire risk register and the government’s national risk register.

Read our bi-annual Resilience Matters newsletter.


Be prepared for an emergency. Think about...

What you would need

Keep a spare phone charger, medication, glasses, torch, blankets or warm clothing in case you're stranded or need to stay overnight in temporary accommodation.

Make copies of passports, insurance and financial documents. Keep them somewhere safe where you can access them quickly without putting yourself at risk. Most libraries have a photocopier you can use.

Where to get information

In most emergencies, the advice is to stay inside and tune into your local radio station for information.

BBC Three Counties Radio is on 95.5 FM, 103.8 FM or 104.5 FM.

Make sure you have spare batteries or a wind-up radio in case of a power cut.

You can also visit Hertfordshire Constabulary or call 101 for information from emergency services.

A familyWhere you could stay

The council may arrange a community or leisure centre for you to stay, but you might be more comfortable with family or friends.

 

GOV.UK has more information to help you, your local community and local businesses prepare for emergencies.

 

 

Do you know first aid?

Organisations like the British Red Cross and St John Ambulance run training courses.

Do you have a smoke detector and know what to do if there's a fire?

Find out more about fire safety in your home.

 

flooded house in emergency

 

 

Severe weather

The Red Cross have advice to help you get ready for winter weather, including storms, snow and ice.

Are you prepared for flooding? Visit GOV.UK to:

We don't provide sandbags, please contact your local district or borough council to find out if they do.

 

Children

Check your childminder, nursery or school has your up-to-date contact details.

Emergency schools closures - find out when your school needs to close due to severe weather or emergencies.

Children's worksheet (PDF) - check that they know what to do in an emergency.

Vulnerable adults

Check on older or vulnerable neighbours during bad weather or power cuts to see if they need any extra help.

People who are older, disabled or have long-term health conditions can get extra help from energy and water companies if supply is disrupted. Ask your supplier about their priority services register.

If you find it difficult to get out on your own during bad weather, or if you look after someone who couldn’t manage without you, we can help you plan for an emergency.

Pets

If you had to leave your home in an emergency, would your pets be safer at home or could friends or relatives look after them? If you take them with you, what else will you need to bring?

How to care for your pets in an emergency (PDF).

 

 

 

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Required functionality

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1 month

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