Evacuation advice

Do you know what to do if evacuated?

If the emergency services ask you to leave your home or business:

  • co-operate with the instructions and act immediately 
  • the main priority is your safety
  • you may be asked to go to a reception centre
  • if you decide to go elsewhere, such as friends or relatives, please let someone know so that you can be accounted for
  • tell the emergency services if you have elderly or disabled neighbours who may need help
  • if you have time, take your medicines; warm clothes; any special foods; personal documents; immediate valuables; and any lead and basket for your pet
  • make sure you turn off any gas and electricity before you lock up