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.

 

 

FiresFires<div class="ExternalClass3E27BE5994084705B1B447D2D6F78486">​The most important things to do are to draw up and practice a fire evacuation plan for your home, so you and your family know what to do if there is a fire.  <br><ul style="font-size:0.75em;"><li>Make sure everyone knows how to call the Fire Brigade by dialling 999</li> <li>Consider alternative routes out of your house in case the fire blocks your normal exits</li> <li>What will you take with you as you escape from the building? Do you have a Emergency grab bag?</li> <li>Where will you all meet?</li> <li>Remember- there is very little time in a fire. There is very little visibility in a fire. There is very little air to breathe in a fire.</li> <li>So get out of the building as fast as you can</li></ul></div>
EvacuationsEvacuations<div class="ExternalClass03E26179F27540698BF88F19A29D8AE8"><p>​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? </p> <p><br><strong>Watch our video</strong> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwamzHl4C60">Evacuation – how would you cope?</a></p></div>
Severe weatherSevere weather<div class="ExternalClass65E09E5D776444C98360E03FC6B51543"><p>​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. </p> <p><br><strong>Watch our Video</strong>: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCFAhktTiwc">Are you ready?</a><br></p></div>
Roads and travelRoads and travel<div class="ExternalClass1AF3DFEF24334670A3825661E18E03DC">​Updates about weather conditions, potential icy roads and gritting operations are being posted weekdays during the winter period on the official Leeds <a href="https://twitter.com/lccpressoffice">LCC press office Twitter feed</a>.<br>For real time traffic and travel updates for Leeds visit <a href="http://www.leedstravel.info/">Leeds Travel Info</a> or the <a href="https://twitter.com/LeedsTravelInfo">Leeds Travel Info Twitter feed</a>.</div>

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Planning for Emergencieshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Emergencies booklet.pdf4577809pdf
Involve your Family /householdhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/involve your family or household.pdf19932pdf
Household plan templatehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/household emergency plan template.pdf52999pdf
How to cope emotionallyhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/how to cope emotionally.pdf25683pdf
Preparing a Home Emergency Kithttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Preparing a Home Emergency Kit.pdf337812pdf
Kids - preparing an Emergency Kithttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Kids - Preparing an Emergency Kit.pdf532963pdf
Advice for Pet Owners in an Emergencyhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Advice for Pet Owners in an Emergency.pdf179714pdf
Leeds City Centre Evac Zones https://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Leeds city centre evac. map A3.pdf2415164pdf
Yeadon Tarn- Advice for Local Residentshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/GD12-430 Yeadon Tarn DL leaflet PRINT.pdf4429702pdf
Waterloo Lake-Advice for local Residentshttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/GD12-430 Waterloo Lake DL leaflet PRINT.pdf4129039pdf
Emergency Planning Information Brochurehttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/PAEP A5 20pp booklet V4 WEB P.pdf2904642pdf
Sandbag Policyhttps://www.leeds.gov.uk/docs/Sandbag Policy 2012.pdf50583pdf

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