Communication during an emergency

In major emergency situations, it may be necessary to issue warnings and advice to the public. Such messages would normally be broadcast on relevant radio and TV channels.

Remember to cater for power cuts - you should have a battery-operated radio and know how to tune in to your local stations.

Tune into local radio or television for any information or early warnings of an emergency. The Council’s website will also have updates.

Wirral’s local radio stations are:

Some useful phone numbers in case of emergency are:

  • Emergency Services: 999
  • Environment Agency Floodline: 0845 988 1188
  • Environment Agency Incident Hotline: 0800 807 060
  • Transco (gas): 0800 111 999
  • NHS Direct: 0845 4647
    United Utilities: 0845 746 2200 - 24 hours a day

Wirral Council

  • General Enquiries: 0151 606 2000
  • Out of hours: 0151 647 7810

All the people who might have to respond to a major emergency or disaster are made familiar with their roles and where possible, get to know each other beforehand, through testing and regular meetings. Liaison is organised both within Wirral and also by a coordinating group comprising Emergency Planning representatives from the 5 Merseyside Councils. This group is called The Merseyside Resilience Forum.