Emergency evacuation

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Evacuation of property will only happen in extreme circumstances

If you are asked to evacuate:

  • Don't panic - remain calm - stop to think!
  • Act speedily
  • Check on neighbours - do they know?
  • Respond to instructions from the emergency services
  • Report to the specified location and await further guidance
  • Special arrangements will be made for the care of the sick and the elderly
  • Use the checklist on this page

Evacuation checklist

  • Gather family and pets together
  • Turn off gas, water, electricity and all household appliances
  • If you have time, make sure open fires are put out, or at least guarded
  • Get together warm clothing and sleeping bags, blankets or duvets
  • Get together medicines in use and special foods for babies - and remember food for pets!
  • Secure and lock your property
  • Do not return home until you are told to do so
  • On your return, do not use gas or other appliances unless you know it is safe to do so