It is important to prepare for emergency situations in order to minimise the effects to yourself.

5 steps to take now

  • make a list of important contact numbers
  • consider creating emergency procedures for your household
  • know how to turn off your gas, electricity and water supplies
  • tune into either BBC Radio Sheffield (88.6, 104.1 and 94.7FM), Hallam FM (97.4, 103.4 and 102.9FM) or Rother FM (96.1FM)
  • learn some basic First Aid

Emergency kit

An emergency kit can be tailored to your own needs, however you should have:

  • a torch with spare batteries
  • portable radio with spare batteries (or a wind-up radio)
  • First Aid kit
  • blankets
  • tinned food
  • bottled water

You should also make sure you have similar provisions in your car.

Evacuation

If necessary you may be asked to evacuate your home by the emergency services or a council representative, if this happens you should:

  • follow any instructions given by an official source
  • collect your emergency kit
  • secure your property
  • gather pets together
  • report to allocated Emergency Reception Centre or inform the police or local authority if you plan to stay elsewhere

Contact Emergency Planning Shared Service

Riverside House
Main Street
Rotherham


S60 1AE