Keeping yourself and your family safe
The 'Kent Community Risk Register' gives you advice on local risks and what you can do to make sure you are prepared should an incident occur.
If you are involved in an emergency remember to stay calm, dial 999, and follow the instructions of the emergency services. NEVER put yourself or others in danger. When you can:
GO IN - to a building not threatened by the emergency.
STAY IN - until you're advised to do otherwise.
TUNE IN - to local TV or radio for more information.
Residents are encouraged to develop household contingency plans and to put plans in place to ensure they are prepared in the event of an emergency or any likely disruption.
Download your household emergency checklist here: household emergency checklist
Our Top 5 Tips to help you prepare for an emergency:
1. Get suitable insurance
Before an emergency has even occurred
Check how long your insurance lasts and what it really covers
2. Put valuable documents and treasured possessions upstairs
Check if you live in a flood risk area
Keep important documents safe
Store photos and belongings you want to keep safe upstairs
3. Back up important files and photos on your computer
Regularly make copies of important documents, music and photos onto a disc or memory stick?
4. Put together your own emergency grab bag
Be prepared to move quickly in an emergency
Read this booklet for a list of items to include - KRF What should I do in an emergency A5 V2.pdf
5. Have emergency friends
Identify one emergency friend who lives nearby and a second one who lives further away.
Think about your neighbours. Could you be an 'emergency friend' for isolated or vulnerable people in your area?