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Preparing for emergencies

What can I do?
Advance preparation can help minimise the effects of a major emergency on you and your family.  There are a number of things you can do to prepare: (see the Documents section on this page)

  • Read our emergency planning information brochure.
  • Prepare a household emergency plan using our template 
  • Find out more about your local emergency services
  • Learn about your home -  how to turn off the power and water supplies. Involve your family or household, so they know too.
  • Store important documents safely, and take copies.

In addition, you could learn some basic first aid - visit the St Johns Ambulance website for more information.

Click to expandEvacuations

​Evacuations can happen at any time, day or night and generally without notice. If you were required to leave your home, what would you do?

Watch our video Evacuation – how would you cope?

Click to expandSevere weather

​Natures gift is not always pleasant and often surprises people with its effects. Heat, cold and wind can affect individuals, wider communities and the services we access daily.

Watch our Video: Are you ready?

Click to expandRoads and travel

​Updates about weather conditions, potential icy roads and gritting operations are being posted weekdays during the winter period on the official Leeds LCC press office Twitter feed.
For real time traffic and travel updates for Leeds visit Leeds Travel Info or the Leeds Travel Info Twitter feed.

Click to expandFires

For the latest fire safety information, visit our Updated fire safety information page.

Further advice is available on the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service website.


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