Staying Safe In Dangerous Weather

Our climate steering group have been talking to the Avon Resilience Forum. They work with people like the police and fire brigade to keep people in Bristol save when dangerous weather and events happen. As the heatwave this week shows, climate change is making this kind of weather happen more often.

Disabled people are one of the groups most vulnerable when these things happen so it’s very important we’re thought about in these plans. We are working with them to make sure that all their services are accessible and we are thought about.

Information to help you stay safe

Registering with utility providers as a priority service user

Doing this will help put you on lists so that the services are given to you first in difficult times. It will also mean that people like the fire brigade know you are Disabled person and are a priority in disasters.

British Red Cross:

These sites help you know how to be head for when difficult weather hits so you know it’s happening and can leave your house quickly if needed.

Met Office:

Your nearest Place of Safety

Places of Safety are where people can go to be safe in dangerous weather. We are working to make sure they can provide for all accessibility needs.

National Alert System

Starting in the summer, emergency alerts will be sent to mobile phones in the area if there is a danger to life nearby. More information here: Emergency Alerts – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Have your voice heard

We are continue to work with the Avon Resilience Forum and if you would like to be involved please email: cca.bristoldef@gmail.com

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