What Emergency?

You may think that emergencies don’t happen where you live, and while most Norfolk communities aren’t always affected, emergencies still happen:

  • 2021

    Parts of Kings Lynn, Breckland, Broadland and South Norfolk experienced a number of flooding incidents, some of which involved months of response.

  • 2020

    • Nationwide Prevention Zone Order was implemented following the detection of Avian Influenza
    • Storm Ciara greeted us with the strongest winds in 2 years, downing many trees and causing power outages for some communities
    • COVID response is still ongoing today


  • 2019

    • A 7ft sinkhole in Sheringham became a tourist attraction impacting access to local businesses,
    • 101 properties were flooded last October due to county-wide surface water flooding.

But what incidents could you be affected by?  Take a look at our Household Emergency Plan leaflet to help you identify and plan for these risks.  If you own a business, take a look at our preparing your business page which explains a little more about Business Continuity and ensuring your business can still operate.

The Community Risk Register details the risks that the Norfolk Resilience Forum could impact the County.  You can download a full version here: https://www.norfolkprepared.gov.uk/risks/

Download our Household Emergency Plan template

Find out more information about Business Continuity