Emergency Planning

Preparing for Emergencies

Preparing for Emergencies

It is always a good idea to try and be prepared in advance in case an emergency happens. A number of organisations provide information and guidance to support you.

Power Cuts

Do you need extra support during a power cut or know someone else (maybe a relative, neighbour, patient or friend) that would need extra support during a power cut?  You might be entitled to free extra support from UK Power Networks.

If you are reliant on electricity for medical equipment or have other special needs you can apply to be put on the UK Power Networks' Priority Services Register. Although this won't necessarily mean they can restore your power more quickly, they can offer you additional help and support during a power cut.

For advice about what to do during a power cut visit https://www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut/help-and-advice


The Environment Agency provide advice about what to do before, during and after a flood.

Severe Weather

The Met Office provides advice about how to prepare for a variety of weather conditions.

Shoeburyness Emergency Alert Service

If you live near the test and evaluation range at Shoeburyness/Foulness, you may like to sign up for this alert service.

Home Emergency Plan

Essex Resilience Forum provides advice and guidance on being prepared for a range of emergency situations and having a Home Emergency Plan.

Click on the link to return back to the Resilience homepage.

Page last updated: 30/10/2019