Be Prepared: New Government Website Launches to Help You Stay Safe

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Posted by Laura Butlin 22nd May 2024 News

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How Would You Prepare for an Emergency?

The government has launched a new website aimed at encouraging people to consider how they would respond if they or those around them faced risks such as floods, fires, or power cuts. This essential resource offers simple and effective steps to enhance your preparedness. Visit to learn more. By taking proactive measures now, you'll be better equipped to manage emergencies when they occur.

This site is specifically designed for residents in England. However, the devolved governments in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland also provide tailored advice for their citizens. 

REACT's CEO Toby Wicks said of the new website; "We are absolutely delighted to see this emergency preparedness website going live today. It covers all of the essentials and will help to make sure that people are as informed as possible about potential hazards. REACT's priority is to support the vulnerable when disasters happen and we are proud to be a part of the government's plan to support this."

Five Simple Steps to Take Now

  1. Priority Service Registers: Check if you can sign up for your gas, electricity, and water supplier’s Priority Service Registers. This ensures companies are aware of your need for additional support.
  2. Smoke Alarm Checks: Set a monthly reminder on your phone or calendar to check your smoke alarm.
  3. Emergency Contacts: Write down important phone numbers, such as the number to report a power cut (105) and emergency contacts.
  4. Teach Your Children: Discuss with your children how and when to call 999 and what actions to take during emergencies, such as a fire at home.
  5. Flood Risk and Warnings: Assess your long-term flood risk and sign up for flood and weather warnings.

Visit the website now to ensure you're taking all necessary steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from potential hazards.