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Create an emergency plan

This guide outlines simple steps to help you prepare, a few minutes thinking about it now could make a big difference in helping to keep you and your family safe. You should ensure that everyone in your household knows about the plan and what to do in the event of an emergency.

Planning for emergencies ensures that the emergency services, local authorities and other responding organisations better communicate and coordinate their efforts, improving both the management at the scene and the post disaster recovery process for the people of Carmarthenshire.

Household Emergency Plan

Although emergency responders plan, train and exercise to respond to emergencies, it is important for you to take steps to ensure you and your family know what to do in the event of an emergency. After a large emergency, the usual services we take for granted, such as running water, refrigeration, and telephones, may be unavailable and so you should prepare to be self sufficient until more help arrives.

There are many ways to make sure you and your family are more prepared for emergencies. If a major emergency happens it may be some time before help arrives. It’s very important that you and your family get together to prepare.

  • Agree a plan in advance with those in your home.
  • Complete this template together and keep it safe in case you need to use it.

If you have to leave your home, get out, stay out, and take others with you.


Use the form below to build your emergency plan. You can enter as little or as much information as you want:

Page updated on: 03/05/2016

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