It's a good idea to be prepared for any kind of emergency such as power cuts, severe weather disruption and floods.
Have an emergency kit ready in your home and car, as you would a first aid box.
Include items such as:
- Battery powered torch
- High-energy food
- Bottled water
- Warm clothes
- Pet food and pet care items as required
Have the phone numbers of your local emergency services, council, utility companies and family members readily available.
Make sure you know where the main switches are for electricity and gas, and that you know where the stop taps are located for water in your home and if you have to evacuate don't forget to turn off before leaving.