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Coping with Snow and Flooding

Coping with Snow and Flooding

Snow

  • Make essential journeys only. If you must travel, make sure that you are fully prepared for all events and conditions. Obtain a weather forecast and if possible determine the road conditions for the journey you are going to take.
  • Put a car emergency pack in your car at the beginning of winter.

Floods

Precautions if flooding looks likely:

  • Put home emergency pack in a safe, accessible place.
  • Protect doorways and low level vents with sandbags. REMEMBER to unblock these vents before switching everything back on.
  • Move valuables, food and other possessions upstairs where possible.
  • Turn off gas and electricity if flooding is definitely about to happen.

During/after

  • Remain near a window and try to attract attention.
  • Co-operate fully with the emergency services.
  • DO NOT switch on electricity or gas until these have been inspected.
  • DO NOT use food that has been in contact with Flood Water.

For Further Information Contact

Emergency Planning Officer, Emergency Planning
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 452537 / 450000
Email: