Help and advice for the community
What the council does
Many of us plan for emergencies in one way or another. We may give spare keys to neighbours; carry an emergency first aid kit, puncture repair kit, traffic warning triangle.
Central government, local authorities, emergency services, businesses and other organisations also plan for emergencies, but on a much larger scale.
Although the likelihood and risk of incidents occurring within Angus is low, it is essential that when they do occur the council is ready to respond, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The council's civil contingencies team is responsible for developing, maintaining and reviewing arrangements for responding to and recovering from a variety of emergencies. They have plans in place to deal with specific identified risks as well as emergencies that may occur.
In the event of major incidents or emergencies the council can provide:
- Support and advice to people affected
- Shelter, food and basic personal items for those affected
- Facilities where advice and information can be obtained
- Facilities for friends and relatives of those affected
- Short term temporary accommodation for those made temporarily homeless
- Regular communication and updates on what is happening
- Assistance to the emergency services eg road signage, clearing debris and emergency lighting
- Traffic diversions, surveys of damaged buildings, demolition, advice on environmental and public health issues.