Public advice, guidance and contact numbers for emergency situations.
Information on what to do for ill animals
Electricity, Gas and Water Supply
Information about electricity, gas and water emergency services, and which organisations you should contact in a utilities emergency.
Information on your local emergency services.
Fire Safety Preparedness
If there's a fire, you need to act quickly. Make sure that you are prepared and that everyone knows exactly what to do.
Millions of people in England and Wales live in properties that are at risk of flooding. Understanding your risk of flooding and the actions to take before, during and after a flood could save your life and property.
A simple question and answer guide on what to do during a flood.
The following advice will help you to look after your own health and that of your family. Remember, it is not just children who need special attention; be aware that elderly people are also at risk, and make sure they are being checked on.
Highways Emergency Preparedness
Highways emergency preparedness is crucial for safe travel. Learn more about how to be prepared on the road; and how to report or find out about unsafe conditions on the roads and road closures.
Flu pandemics occur when a new strain of influenza virus appears to which most people have no immunity. Flu pandemics generally affect more people, cause more severe illness and result in much more serious disruption to society than the 'ordinary' flu we see in the UK each winter.
You should report any pollution incidents in your area to the appropriate authorities. Pollution is managed and controlled in Dorset by the Environment Agency, local authorities and utilities agencies.
Help and advice for personal and social emergencies for adults and children.
Storms, snow and ice
Weather conditions in the UK vary greatly throughout the seasons and can cause major disruption and damage. Extreme weather can be dangerous and can threaten people's well-being, particularly vulnerable members of the public such as the elderly or very young.
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