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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updates for residents and businesses

Major Emergencies

Emergency checklist

Severe gales/storms/extreme cold

  • Do not make any unnecessary journeys.
  • Secure any outdoor items e.g. patio tables/chairs
  • Bring any pets inside
  • Fasten all doors and windows
  • Check on any vulnerable family members or neighbours
  • Listen to local radio or television for advice or warnings
  • Stay indoors until the storm passes

Further information can be found at


  • Move possessions to a higher level
  • Use sandbags or flood boards to protect doorways
  • Listen to local news and radio
  • Check the Environment Agency flood line 0845 988 111 /
  • Switch off gas, water and electric if you get flooded
  • Ensure you wear plastic / rubber gloves when handling anything effected by the flood.


  • Have smoke alarms fitted and ensure they are tested regularly
  • Try to identify two routes out of every room
  • Know where the door and window keys are kept
  • In the event of a fire get out, stay out and call 999

Further information can be found at

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