Entries by Gemma Bailey

#30days30waysuk – Flood Aware

Be flood aware and check whether your property is at risk of flooding: http://bit.ly/checkFloodRiskEngland You could be impacted by tidal, river or surface water flooding. For more information on what to do during and after a flood, visit the Environment Agency website: https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/what-to-do-in-a-flood

#30days30waysuk – Power Cut

You’ve probably been affected by a power cut at home or work at some point perhaps due to the weather or work being completed nearby.  In the event of a power outage there are some simple precautions you can take to help best prepare: Call 105 to report the outage, they’ll put you through to […]

#30days30waysuk – Air Quality

We all have a part to play to keep our air clean. Clean air is important for our health and environment, annually it causes up to 36,000 deaths in the UK. Air pollution occurs when harmful substances are released into the air including smoke from fires,burning natural gases, chemicals, exhaust fumes, smoking or the dust […]

#30days30waysuk – hot and cold weather

Severe weather affects parts of Norfolk in different ways and at different times!  We’ve been lucky enough to see some of the sunshine over the past few weeks, most of us enjoy the hot weather. Yesterdays post covered the different weather warnings that the Met Office provide from hot through to windy and cold weather. […]

#30days30waysuk – weather aware

As Brits we love discussing the weather.. As Brits we’re all familiar with the weather and weather forecasts, but did you know that the Met Office is the national Meteorological service for the UK providing critical weather services? They produce weather warnings for the public and emergency responders such as heavy rain, strong winds, snow, […]

#30days30waysuk – stop the spread

Germs can be spread from person to person or by touching unclean equipment or surfaces, washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself and others. How can you stop the spread?  Focus your efforts on cleaning areas in the house where germs are more likely to spread; areas such as the […]

#30days30waysuk – Choose well

Calling 999 for an Ambulance gets me to the top of the Accident and Emergency queue?  False! Patients are seen on a medical need, not who gets to hospital first.  Around 18 million GP appointments and 2.1 million visits to A&E are for self-treatable conditions.  Accident & Emergency, NHS 111, walk in centres and GP […]

#30days30waysuk – Make The Right Call

It’s important to understand when to dial 999 or if another responder may be more appropriate.  Many of us will never have to dial 999, but if you do it’s important to understand what service you need (Police, Fire, Ambulance or Coastguard), to remain calm and speak clearly and stay on the line until you’re […]

#30days30waysuk – What Emergency?

I don’t need to worry about emergencies where I live! Emergencies don’t happen where I live!  The word emergencies may make you think of tragic events such as COVID, attacks on London & Manchester or wide scale flooding, but it pays to be prepared for those smaller emergencies. The truth is that communities are likely […]

#30days30waysuk – Mental Health

Wellbeing is important to us all. We want to get the most out of our lives and feel good. Feeling good is more than just being happy and confident; it means being able to cope when things get tough in our lives. For many of us there are times when there is too much happening […]