Emergency planning

What is it?

Emergency planning makes sure we have the correct arrangements and procedures in place to deal with major incidents or emergencies such as floods, fires, chemical releases or transport accidents.

We work with the emergency services, NHS, transport and utility companies to develop local emergency plans to make sure we can deliver an effective response to emergency incidents and safeguard communities across Merseyside.

City centre emergencies

In the event of a city centre emergency we have produced a zoning map, which provides details of the zoning system for city centre residents.  It is important that you identify which zone you live in case you are required to re-locate in an emergency.

How to prepare for an emergency

During most major emergencies and particularly chemical related major emergencies, the initial instructions from the emergency services is for residents in the affected area to:

  • Go in
  • Stay in
  • Tune in

You should:

  • Go immediately indoors.
  • Close all windows.
  • Avoid cellars and basements.
  • Stay in a room away from the industrial area.
  • Tune into the radio.  Regular updates will be given, including the all clear once the emergency is over. 

Let's get ready Liverpool

Let’s get ready Liverpool is the council’s emergency planning campaign and provides advice and guidance on what you can do to prepare yourselves and your family for those unwanted events in our lives – such as power cuts or floods.

It has a checklist of items that every household should have at all times, in case of an emergency.

Let's get ready Liverpool videos

Hold back the floods

It's cold outside

Ricky's grab bag