If there are severe weather warnings you should ensure your home is covered for storm damage and always stay indoors.

Gales and storms

For advice on gales and storms please visit the Met Office web site.

Snow and ice

The council has contingency plans in place for dealing with snow and ice.

Advice for senior citizens on staying safe and warm in the winter:

Heatwaves

Advice for coping with heatwaves is available on the NHS website.

Further advice is available is available in the Public Health Heatwave Plan.

Drought

Droughts are not emergencies, unless there is a serious threat of restrictions to public water supply or a major environmental incident.

Water company drought plans cover the actions required until the incident is classed as an emergency. At this stage water companies will activate their own emergency plans to deal with a loss of supply and maintaining essential water supplies.

The British Red Cross offers useful advice on water conservation.