Preparing for emergencies

Helping people, businesses and communities to identify and prepare for the hazards and threats that may disrupt their lives.



This guidance will let you:

  • find out about the risks we face nationally and you face locally
  • sign up for severe weather and flooding alerts for your area
  • make a plan for your household, business or community group and identify the most appropriate action you can take to be prepared
Published 6 April 2016
Last updated 14 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated links.

  2. Added 'Volunteering to help the emergency response' section.

  3. New links added to reflect up to date websites.

  4. First published.