These cover everything
apart from Flooding (see below):-
Police & Rescue Services are generally responsible for
managing any emergency itself. The Council's responsibility is to
co-operate with them and in particular to provide necessary support
and aftercare for people affected. The major activity is in
providing a roof over people's heads and temporary food
arrangements. This is generally provided through Rest Centres.
In the event of an emergency being agreed, an Emergency
Management Team will be called and all communications with the
public about the emergency will be provided in the form of a
regular updated brief to Customer Services.
Where the scale of the emergency requires it, an emergency help
line will be set up at Worcestershire County Council to help handle
the volume of calls.
Because flooding has become a
fairly regular occurrence, the Council has detailed plans to help
residents protect themselves and their possessions by issuing
We receive regular flood warning information from the
Environment Agency and also from the Severn Area Rescue Association
so that we have a good picture of how floods may develop. (See also
A stock of sandbags is held at the depot in Malvern and, when we
have warning of particular flooding, deliveries will be made to
agreed sites around the district. These sites are:-
- Tenbury Wells
- Astley Burf
These stocks are there for the public to use in preventing flood
damage and will be topped up as necessary.
In addition, rest centres and other forms of assistance may be
organised by the Emergency Management Team as necessary.