Planning for an emergency
The Council’s responsibility
The Council’s role when preparing for an emergency is to asses the risks and make plans, inform and advise the public and businesses, and work with the emergency services and other agencies. We will also ensure that the Council continues to provide essential services in an emergency.
In a large scale emergency, the Council will co-ordinate with the emergency services, agencies and volunteers to ensure public safety, and to provide technical support and resources. The Council will try to maintain essential services during an emergency.
The Council should also be able to provide temporary accommodation, emergency feeding / rest centres and social and welfare services. We will arrange temporary or permanent re-housing and deal with health hazards, environmental issues, traffic and structural engineering issues. We will assist in the provision of body holding areas and a temporary mortuary in liaison with North Wales Police and the Coroner. The Council is responsible for providing any other services that normally falls within the day-to-day responsibilities of the Council
Preparing for an emergency
Information about how to prepare an emergency plan / pack, and how to protect yourself in the event of a major incident or accident can be seen here: Preparing for an emergency
More information is included in this leaflet produced by North Wales public bodies - Emergency advice for people living in North Wales
Advice from the Met Office: Get Ready for Winter
Community Resilience Plan
Your community can prepare a Community Resilience Emergency Plan to ensure that you’re ready to respond if an emergency occurs in your area.
Community Risk Register
The North Wales Resilience Forum Community Risk Register carries out risk assessments looking at the likelihood and impact of major incidents which could occur in the area.
Contact Gwynedd Council's Emergency Planning Unit