Think about the facilities you’ll need in order support local people. 

For example, some emergencies can cause people to leave their homes.  For ideas on how to set up organise buildings for Community Shelters, have a look at our Community Emergency Plan Guidance.

“The natural action for any community is to provide spontaneous local shelter for anyone displaced by an emergency, should it be due to severe weather, e.g. flooding, a fire or lack of utilities. Linking this with a community communication team that can provide information to all the emergency services and responding agencies ensures safety for everyone.”

Ian Flood-Page, Emergency Planning Officer for Teignbridge District Council



  1. Getting together and organising the work
  2. Knowing the unknowns
  3. Identifying skills and resources
  4. Legal Health Check
  5. Organising key facilities
  6. Keeping in touch
  7. Activating your emergency plan
  8. Taking control
  9. Testing your plan
10. Information and Publications
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