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Could you cope in an emergency?

If a disaster was to happen, the first thing we would want to know is what to do. The trouble is we might lose power which would take out all of our usual means of contacting each other. If this were to happen what would you do?

When an emergency does happen the emergency services, voluntary sector and local authority will be busy helping those people who need them the most.

It's up to you to make sure your family and the people you care about know what to do and, that you all have what you need to get through on your own until help arrives.

It's not as hard as you might think. Have a chat with your family and work out what you'll do using this simple self-help guide to preparing our families in times of crisis: