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 to enter your home if safe to do so.
                    DO NOT touch sources of electricity when standing in flood water.
    Keep listening to local radio for updates (BBC Radio Suffolk 95.9 or 103.9 FM) or call Floodline 0345 988 1188.
    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.

 

 

... 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.

 


... 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.

 


... 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

 

 

 

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