If you or others are in immediate danger, you should call '999' immediately.
Emergencies can come in a variety of different forms. Some may be weather-based, others caused by traffic or industrial accidents. The most important thing you can do is to remain calm, keep yourself safe and report any useful information to the authorities.
Prepare your household resilience following our guidance here.
In some instances, a local community organisation may activate its Community Resilience Plan, which outlines what actions they will take in an emergency. You can find out more about what plans are in place by contacting your local Community Council.
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 defines this as: 'An emergency is an event or situation that threatens serious damage to human welfare, to the environment or an act of war or terrorism which threatens security.'
Last updated: Thursday, April 22, 2021 10:43 AM