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Helping you in an emergency

The Norfolk Resilience Forum (NRF) has been set up to provide information to the public to warn and inform about emergencies. Our aim is to make you aware when there is a risk of an emergency and what our planned response will be and also to provide you with information and advice as necessary at the time of an emergency.

We hope you will find this website of assistance and interest.

Local Risks

For area specific risk in formation within Norfolk please see the following sections:

Very High | High | Medium | Low

About the NRF (NRF)

The Norfolk Resilience Forum (NRF) provides information to the public to help them plan and prepare for an emergency that may affect our county.

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Preparing your Home

Emergencies happen.  Find out how you and your family can prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.

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Preparing your Community

Community Resilience – using local resources and knowledge to help themselves during an emergency.

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Preparing your Business

Whether you are a large or SME business, have you got the ability to respond swiftly to an emergency?

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Local Flood Risks

  • 0 Flood Alert January 19, 2015 7:07 pm
    0 Flood Alert for Anglian region […]
  • 0 Severe Flood Warning January 19, 2015 7:07 pm
    0 Severe Flood Warning for Anglian region […]
  • 0 Flood Warning January 19, 2015 7:07 pm
    0 Flood Warning for Anglian region […]

Local Weather Conditions


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Our themed messages for this week will be on #SevereWeather including high winds, thunderstorms and the Met Office.

High winds;
Before it gets windy check for loose tiles/slates & make sure your TV aerial is secure.

High winds can increase the risk of power lines going down, so be prepared for a possible loss of electricity. You can find some helpful tips on power cuts in our Preparing for Emergencies leaflet.

When high winds are forecast make sure you secure garden items or put them in a protected area such as a shed. Everyday garden items can turn into ‘missiles’ in high wind and potentially cause damage.

Do not go outside to repair any damage during high winds or storms.

Driving in windy weather;
Although high-sided vehicles are particularly affected by windy weather, winds can blow other vehicles off course. When driving in windy weather grip your steering wheel firmly & be ready for the effects of the wind on other road users.

You should plan your journey before you set off. Is there a route with less exposure to the weather & less risk of fallen trees?

When overtaking high sided vehicles or driving past buildings, be aware of a sudden gust of wind from the side as you clear. Give cyclists, motorcyclists, lorries & buses more room that usual. They get blown around by side winds easily.

Go slow enough to cope with the gusts. Wind can get under a car & reduce its handling & braking significantly.

Think about where you are going to park your car to reduce the risk of falling damage from debris. Avoid parking in an area near large trees & make sure your handbrake is fully applied before leaving the car.

Thunderstorms;
Do not touch any electrical cables that have been blown down or are still hanging.

Before a thunderstorm, unplug all non-essential appliances including the TV as lightning can cause power surges.

During thunderstorms avoid using electrical devices. Even telephone lines can conduct electricity and metal water pipes.

Met Office;
The Met Office has a responsibility for warning the public of severe or hazardous weather. They provide 3 types of warnings; advisory (risk of severe weather occurring in the next 5 days), early warnings (overall risk is above 60%), flash warnings (80% or greater confidence that severe weather is expected in the next few hours).
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