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Hello #Doris! The Met Office has just issued wind, rain and snow warnings depending on where you live for what will be #STORMDORIS. The warning means BE PREPARED if you’re in North West England, Yorkshire and Humber, Midlands and East of England. For some hardy experts on the coast this may mean getting your surf kit out but for most of us this will mean ‘batten down your hatches’. BE AWARE – BE PREPARED – STAY SAFE

More info on severe weather #preparedness, see our info page accessed via evaq8.co.uk/Emergency-Preparedness-Storm-how-to-prepare-for-a-storm.html
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Nearly 200'000 people are still under #evacuation orders in California three days after the incident at the #Oroville Dam. More rain is forecast. Have you been following the stories? Dam breaches are catastrophic but thankfully very rare but they're not the only reason for drastic action. Mass #Evacuation: not relevant in peace-time UK ? Think again. Check out our blog http://evaq8.co.uk/blog/safe-evacuation-mass-evacuation-and-why-self-evacuation-makes-a-lot-of-sense/

#preparedness #disaster #emergency #healthandsafety 
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Yellow warning for wind issued by the Met Office for Friday for what potentially may turn into #StormDoris. Will you be affected? Share your (previous) experiences right here and what you do to be #betterPrepared. There is the potential for very strong winds with gusts of 60-70 mph, perhaps over 80mph in exposed coastal areas. It may get lively – be prepared.
#EmergencyPreparedness for #UKStorm: http://evaq8.co.uk/Emergency-Preparedness-Storm-how-to-prepare-for-a-storm.html
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Do you enjoy inspirational and motivational quotes? They can lead to action and positive behaviour change which is why we use them in our efforts to raise awareness for emergency and disaster preparedness. Now our collection is online! :-D Have a look and feel free to comment and share
http://evaq8.co.uk/…/emergency-preparedness-and-resilience-…

#preparedness #motivation #inspiration #quotes #resilience #thursdaythought #thursdaymotivation #prepared
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Midweek movie/TV tip: how Britain imagined underground survival - the ultimate shelter-in-place scenario. Check out the feature on Barnton Bunker (from approx 36:13) available on BBC iplayer and also to be found on YouTube if you search for the title. First shown Jul2015 in a BBC series exploring Britain from below. Dallas Campbell sees what goes on underground keeps our country on the move. Here is the BBC iplayer link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b061v75n/britain-beneath-your-feet-2-on-the-move
Well worth watching the entire episode including “Electric Mountain” (~41:50) supplying ‘emergency‘ power and on WWII fuel supply network at the very beginning of the episode. Enjoy!

For more on Shelter-in-Place also check out our blog at http://evaq8.co.uk/blog/sip/ and for Emergency Preparedness head over to evaq8.co.uk as usual.

#EmergencyPreparedness #survival #resilience 
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Welcome to 2017 (that’s the title of our first resilience blog post of this year, link below). We’re super existed to be back on facebook with you for even more emergency preparedness this year. Did you know there is a new app called ‘CitizenAid’, a guide for immediate action in case of a serious incident? Find out more in our new blog http://evaq8.co.uk/blog/welcome-to-2017-be-prepared-not-scared/ and feel free to leave us comments (we read and post them up) as well as here on facebook. As usual, sharing is highly encouraged to help raise awareness for emergency preparedness. See you soon with much, much more. HAPPY NEW YEAR from all of us at EVAQ8.co.uk
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Final day #30days30waysUK + quick note that the competition closes 03Nov so hurry to catch up and get your entries in.
WOW! What a brilliant 'September is Preparedness Month' 2016 it has been. THANK YOU to EVERYONE that took part and made it all possible! You’re all absolutely awesome raising awareness for #EmergencyPreparedness and getting better prepared for yourself and your communities small and large. So, on this final day we simply would like you to continue: GO ON and make the #PLEDGE that you will continue learning and actively building your own resilience and preparedness well into the coming weeks and months. Preparedness should simply become part of your daily life, part of who you are, your capabilities and capacities to face whatever the future may bring.

Final ‘Challenge’: go on – don’t be shy, make the pledge to be a #PreparednessChampion, get better prepared and continue spreading the word. The pledge is: I will carry on being prepared and ready to deal with any emergency I may come across; I will make sure my family and friends are aware of emergency preparedness and encourage them to become better prepared; I will be more aware of my community around me and make sure that I get involved with supporting my neighbours; If time permits, I will get involved with volunteering for supporting my community. Show your support by adding a Twibbon to your social media profile and ‘wear’ it with pride. Well done!!! (access links from http://evaq8.co.uk/30days30waysUK2016.html)

Final Action: please feedback on this year’s #30days30waysUK campaign. What was best? What was not so good and can be done better? What did you enjoy doing the least and what was great? Let us know. Finally, stay tuned for the winner announcements on facebook and in here. For exact T&C’s scroll to the very bottom of the page. Good luck and thanks again for taking part #PREPARED #WINTERREADY #30days30waysUK until next year - or throughout if you’re staying tuned with us here at EVAQ8 because we always are and remain passionate about Emergency Preparedness.

entries simply means participation. Go back over our posts all month, like and share and post away. Full T&C's on the main website (link above). GOOD LUCK and THANK YOU for taking part.
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Day28 #30days30waysUK: “winter is coming” #WinterPreparedness #WinterReady | It may seem early but winter is coming - not just on your screen ;-) and NOW during September and October is the best time to get prepared! Severe weather like the now ‘regular’ autumn and winter storms can knock out power, public transport and communications for several days. Self-reliance is key so have a look back at Day7 and review Shelter-In-Place as well as Day6 blog on power cut. In the majority of cases it is best to stay indoors, stay warm and stay safe. Naturally, you will want your home emergency kit ready and fully stocked with food and survival supplies covering all 5 emergency preparedness areas. But it’s not just about you, it’s also about community resilience which means stay in touch and check on your neighbours and friends who may welcome extra help. If you cannot stay put and absolutely must travel by car, always carry a well-stocked car emergency kit in case you get caught out on the road. Know about winter driving and NEVER drive through flood waters! Stay #weatheraware at all times with Met Office Severe Weather Warnings and keep updated with traffic alerts. Finally read more on preparedness for severe winter and revisit preparedness for storm and preparedness for flooding which all come together for better #WinterPreparedness: get a kit, make a plan, be informed. There are lots (!) of links today for you to access so don’t miss and head over to http://evaq8.co.uk/30days30waysUK2016.html
Challenge: follow today’s hashtags and decide which social media accounts are the most important ones for you to follow permanently to stay on top of the most relevant information for you
Action: for today, follow (#FF) @NorthantsPolice, @northantsfire, Highways Agency @NNHighways @HighwaysEngland; @metofficeUK; Western Power @wpduk; Northamptonshire County Council Emergency Planning Team @NorthantsEPTeam; Northants 4x4 Response @N44RT; Environment Agency @EnvAgency. Tell us and share which accounts you find the most useful to be #WinterReady.

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Day28 #30days30waysUK: Flooding is a top local and national risk #FloodAware Flooding happens for a number of reasons such as rivers bursting their banks or surface water runoff. Different types of flooding can and often do occur during a single severe weather event such as a storm with excessive rainfall. These are bound to become more frequent and more severe as we write about in resilience blog prepare for a warmer world. Follow your local Environment Agency twitter accounts and check out their excellent flood warning information service in addition to following @metoffice severe weather warnings. Also, your local resilience forum will have information specific to your local area. For example Northamptonshire have developed a brilliant Flood Toolkit and you can also find more information here with regards to preparedness for flooding. Access all of today’s links via http://evaq8.co.uk/30days30waysUK2016.html

Challenge: are you one of the six homes at risk of flooding?

Action: find out more about your flood risk by visiting the above links. Did you find the information you were looking for? How useful was #FloodToolkit? What have you found out that is relevant to you and how will you use the information and go from #FloodAware to #FloodPrepared? Share on social media using today’s hashtags and post pictures and comments.

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Day26 #30days30waysUK: know when to call 999 vs 101 #WHOYOUGOINGTOCALL Did you know that 999 is the world’s oldest emergency call service, introduced to a small part of London in 1937 following a house fire on Wimpole Street when five women lost their lives? Today we have the situation that only about 25% of calls to 999 are genuine emergencies. So, do you know who to call when? 999 should only be used when there is danger to life, ie a crime is in progress or violence is being used or threatened. Use 101 for all other non-life-threatening situations. Watch today’s video which shows what happens when you make a 999 call. Access all of today's links via http://evaq8.co.uk/30days30waysUK2016.html

Challenge: make sure that all children and young people in your family know what their address is. This is important information to report to the emergency services. Find out and follow your local emergency services social media accounts. Be informed.

Action: today, follow the hashtags and the Police Force Control Room @NorthantsFCR They will be tweeting about some real calls they have received, some being proper 999 calls and some being incidents that should have been reported to 101. Identify and re-tweet those calls you feel are not a genuine emergency and should have been reported to 101. Alternatively, you can tell us about how you differentiate 999 and 101 from your own experience or via examples.

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