Snape’s Community Emergency Plan in action

Snape’s Community Emergency Plan sprang into action following the notification from the EA of the potential flood risk; the Vice Chair of the PC called a meeting of the Community Emergency Plan Responders. The team agreed that the level of risk warranted action from the team. We decided that the Village Hall would be opened […]

What to do if you receive a severe flood risk warning,

Consider the following: Gather essential items together either upstairs or in a high place. Fill jugs and saucepans with clean water. Move your family and pets upstairs, or to a high place with a means of escape. Move your car to higher ground. Turn off gas, electricity and water supplies when flood water is about […]

What to do if you have to be evacuated:

Turn off gas, electricity, oil and water. Lock all doors and windows. DO NOT put a sign in your window to say you have left the property empty. You can get a hot drink and seek assistance at Snape Village Hall

What to do in the event of a severe storm or lengthy power cut

Keep listening to local radio for updates (BBC Radio Suffolk 95.9 or 103.9 FM). Check in with vulnerable neighbours and relatives. If you need help and are unable to contact anyone, hang a tea towel out of an upstairs window that can be seen by passers by.

What to do if a severe storm is expected

Secure outdoor items, including dustbins, and bring as much as possible inside. Close windows, clear window sills and pull curtains to protect against flying glass. Unplug aerials, computers and telephones from the mains.

How to prepare for emergencies

So that you are prepared for emergencies, you may find it useful to put together the following essential items: Copies of your home insurance documents. A torch with spare batteries. A wind-up or battery radio. A corded telephone * Warm, waterproof clothing and blankets. A first aid kit and prescription medication. Bottled water and non-perishable […]

How you can help The Plan

Snape’s Emergency Plan depends entirely on volunteers. If you have any particular skills or equipment or can give of your time to help others in the community when an emergency happens, please contact the Emergency Co-ordinators. It is important that our local Co-ordinators know beforehand what resources they can call on when the Emergency happens. […]

How The Plan can help you

In the event of an emergency, the response of the Emergency Services may be necessarily be delayed by the size of the incident or by Snape being cut off. They may have to bring in personnel from out of the area who will not have local knowledge. In this situation the Emergency Plan Co-ordinators will […]