Preparing for emergencies
It is important that you are prepared in the event of adverse weather or other potential emergency situations.
Be ensure you know how to turn off your water, electricity and gas supplies and where these connection feeds are in your home.
Make sure you have adequate buildings and contents insurance that covers you for any risks in your area e.g. flood damage.
If there's an emergency, remember to:
• stay calm, reassure others and think before acting
• don't put yourself or others in danger
• follow the advice of the emergency services
• if people are injured or there is a threat to life phone 999 or 112
If there is a fire or other danger in your building, quickly and calmly leave by the nearest safe route and move to a safe location away from the building.
Do not try to return until the emergency services tell you it is safe to do so.