Make a go-bag
In an emergency situation such as flooding or an industrial accident or a flu epidemic you may need to move out of your home quickly, so it's important to have all your basic necessities to hand.
However research has shown that many Hull residents do not have a 'go-bag.'
This is a small, easy-to-carry bag with essentials in it which is left in an accessible place 'ready to go.'
Safety experts advise that everyone should have one – or at the very least, that people should have an up-to-date checklist ready to prepare a 'go bag'.
Think about including things such as:
- key documents (such as passport, driving licence, your personal emergency contact list and insurance details)
- first aid kit including any medication
- battery operated radio with spare batteries or wind up radio
- mobile phone/charger
- glasses/contact lenses
- oiletries (including nappies/sanitary supplies)
- any special items for babies, children, elderly and disabled people
- spare set of keys (home/car/office)
- bottled water/energy bars
- coins/cash (small denominations) and credit cards
- a torch and batteries or a wind up torch
- change of clothes and blankets and sensible footwear (and if necessary, waterproofs)
- Hull City Council's emergency planning booklet, 'Get ready for the unexpected' – if you don't have a copy you can get one by ringing 300 300)
For more advice visit www.hullcc.gov.uk or call 300 300