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Visit for the latest information on flood alerts and warnings, what to do in a flood and to sign up to flood alerts. Signing up to flood alerts will mean you get the latest information should your area be at risk.

If you experience or witness a crime please call 999 or 101 and report this to the police as soon as it's safe to do so.

If you are having a medical emergency or are with someone who requires medical attention please ring 999 or 101.


Emergencies such as flooding, fires and power cuts can affect us all. There are simple and effective steps you can take to be more prepared.

Visit Prepare on to find out more. The information on this site is designed to help you prepare for emergenciesbe more informed about hazards, and get involved in activities to support yourself and your community before, during and after an emergency.

Winter Weather

There are some simple steps you can take to stay safe and healthy at this time of year. Visit the WeatherReady website to find up-to-date, expert seasonal advice - WeatherReady - Met Office. Thinking ahead and preparing for what the weather may bring can make a real difference.

Flooding - who to contact

Reports of flooding on highways or road gullies are dealt with by ourselves and the county council

Severe winter weather

Advice on gritting, priority roads & footpaths and keeping warm this winter

Emergency planning

We work with the emergency services, health services and other agencies to make sure we're as ready as we can be in the event of an emergency or major incident.

Reporting suspicious activity and behaviour

Help the police tackle terrorism and save lives by reporting suspicious behaviour and activity.

Business continuity

Business continuity is planning for the worst case scenario

Planning for emergencies

The chances of you or your family being caught up in an emergency are low, but it is important to prepare just in case this happens

Flash floods - what to do

Though flash floods are rare climate change and an increase in localised thunderstorms means they are happening more often

Safety around open water

We advise that people do not enter water at any time, even if you are a strong swimmer, unless as part of a supervised, organised event or activity

Severe summer weather

This guidance provides advice for everyone on how to stay safe during hot weather.