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.

Find out how emergencies are planned for in your area.

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.