What to do in an emergency

Get advice for emergencies like flooding, storms and fires. Learn how to prepare so you know what to do before, during and after an emergency.

While we can't control when emergencies happen, we can prepare for them and seek support and advice during and after they occur.

Emergency preparedness and planning is important to help you manage unexpected crises or emergencies such as terrorist attacks or extreme weather. Find out how to create an emergency kit for your home or car, get advice on extreme weather like storms and flooding, and learn what weather warnings mean.


Storms and power cuts



Snow and winter weather

Terrorist attacks

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How to prepare for an emergency

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