Emergency Planning

A well as Worcestershire County Council, Wychavon District Council are also responsible for the following duties:

  • Risk assessment.
  • Business Continuity Management.
  • Emergency Planning.
  • Maintaining public awareness and arrangements to warn, inform and advise the public.
  • Provision of advice and assistance to the commercial sector and voluntary     organisations.
  • Co-operation and information sharing.

Emergencies we might face in Worcestershire are:

  • Flooding
  • Severe Weather - snow, gales, fog, heat wave
  • Loss of power or water
  • Large chemical fire or gas release
  • Explosions

Why Prepare?

Being prepared can reduce fear and anxiety. It is important that you know what to do in the event of an emergency

  • Keep a battery/wind up torch radio to tune into your local radio station
  • Keep a first aid kit with relevant medication
  • Keep a supply of easy to open emergency food and a fresh supply of bottled water
  • Keep a list of useful numbers including friends and family

Click here to see a list of helpful information to prepare you for an emergency

How to prepare for severe weather conditions

Be aware of severe weather/heat wave warnings issued by the Met Office and plan ahead accordingly

  • Secure outdoor items
  • Check on neighbours around you
  • Dont make unnecessary journeys

For information about the roads you can log onto www.highways.gov.uk and for weather information www.metoffice.gov.uk

Guidance on Evacuation

If directed by the police to evacuate your home you will need to do the following:

  • Follow instructions from the emergency services
  • Gather together your family and pets
  • Take any prescribed medicines with you
  • Do not return to your property unless you have been told you can

If there is time, take warm clothing for everyone, take your credit cards, switch off the gas, shut all windows and lock all doors

If you would like to talk to someone regarding emergency planning please contact Jem Teal on 01386 565235 or email jem.teal@wychavon.gov.uk