Be safe, be prepared in North Wales

Date: 30/08/2019

Be safe, be prepared is the message behind a major social media campaign being held this September and supported by all North Wales councils, Welsh Government, the emergency services and some utility companies.

The #30days30waysUK campaign has been running in parts of the UK and in other countries world-wide over recent years. This year it is being supported by the North Wales Local Resilience Forum, which represents all organisations involved in dealing with emergencies. The Forum has a duty to warn and inform the public on how to stay safe during emergencies and what they can do to prepare for potential emergencies.

One message will be issued each day during September on a wide range of issues, including how to deal with flooding, staying safe in the home, awareness of cyber-bullying, fire safety, tips on driving in wintry weather and where to find the latest information about roadworks and traffic alerts.

Gwynedd Council works with organisations across the region throughout the year to help residents to prepare for emergencies such as flooding, wintery weather and storms, as well as matters such as home security and personal safety.

The #30days30waysUK campaign is an excellent opportunity to reinforce those messages and to remind the public about the steps they can take to make themselves safer and as ready as possible to deal with emergency situations.

Residents can find the messages on the social media accounts of all the partners involved in the campaign in North Wales and by using the #30days30waysUK hashtag and the local hashtags #cydnerthgogleddcymru or #northwalesresilience on social media throughout September.