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Preparing your home

​Guidance on how to prepare your home for a range of emergencies such as severe weather or flooding.

Preparing for emergencies begins with making sure that your home is safe and secure, and that you have all that you need should you be unable to go to the shops, or if your water, gas or electricity are interrupted. You should consider the following:

  • What sort of hazards could potentially affect my home (flooding for instance)?
  • What can I do about these hazards?
  • How can I feed myself and others if I cannot go to the shops?
  • How can I cope without heating, lighting or water?

We have produced a simple step-by-step guide on how you can better prepare yourself for these eventualities.

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