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Preparing for an emergency

It will help you be 'ready to react' if you:

  • know how to turn off water, gas and electricity in your home
  • know the emergency procedures for your workplace and/or child’s school
  • consider how your family will stay in touch in the event of an emergency – mobile networks may be jammed, cordless telephones need power to work
  • have a household emergency plan ready. Who would you stay with if your home was evacuated?
  • list of useful contact numbers
  • ask whether elderly or vulnerable neighbours might want/need your assistance in the event of an emergency
  • have a battery powered (with spare batteries) or wind up radio in your home and know how to tune into your local radio stations. 
  • have a torch (wind up or battery powered), candles and matches in your home (kept out of reach of children)
  • have a supply of bottled water, ready to eat food (for example tinned) and a tin opener in your home
  • have an emergency kit prepared in a 'ready bag', or a list of things you would need and where to find them in a hurry
  • find out whether your home is subject to any specific risks, such as flooding, and what you can do to help protect it
  • sign up for flood warnings (if appropriate in your area).

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  • BBC Radio Nottingham - 103.8 and 95.5 FM
  • Capital FM - 96.2-96.5 FM
  • Lincs FM (Newark area only) - 102.2 FM
  • Trax FM (Bassetlaw area only) - 107.9 FM.

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