Current emergency status
You can access the current emergency status of a range of topics, through the following websites:
Remember, being prepared for natural or man-made disasters is an important step in protecting your family and home, that is why knowing what to do during an emergency may make all the difference when seconds count.
There are two easy things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, one is having a simple family emergency plan and the other is making an emergency box containing some basic items such as:
- tinned or non-perishable foods (ideally food that does not need to be cooked)
- bottled water
- torch (and spare batteries)
- sandbags (if you are in a flood risk area)
Download Preparing for emergencies: What you need to know [PDF], a government booklet that tells you what to do in an emergency.