4. National emergencies
National Risk Register
The government regularly assesses the natural hazards and man-made threats that could affect the UK.
These are published in the National Risk Register. This explains the likelihood of a risk occurring and possible effects of an emergency if it happens.
Local and central government preparations
Your local council, fire, police and ambulance services and other organisations take part in regular training exercises to prepare for emergencies.
You can also read guidance for local councils on recovery after an emergency.
There are also government plans to make sure essential services, like food, water, transport, health and financial services, keep working in the event of an emergency.