Preparing your community
Community Resilience is about communities using local resources and knowledge to help themselves during an emergency in a way that compliments the response of the local emergency services.
A community working together during an emergency makes sense.
Think about what you could do with others to help your community be better prepared for risks like flooding and severe weather.
There are lots of easy ways you can do this, either by supporting some of the work already happening in your area, or by looking to establish something new.
This isn’t about doing the job of the emergency services. It’s about supporting your community and those in it by making sensible preparations and using the skills and knowledge that the community has.
What you can do
You know your community best. You may be a member of a variety of communities; geographical (a street, neighbourhood, village); cultural; religious or social (sports club etc). Each community is full of existing networks and relationships; that are well placed to identify:
Why not develop a Community Emergency Plan?