Community resilience groups

Community emergency plan

By planning in advance you will be better prepared to respond in an emergency and better equipped to recover in the long-term.

Simple community emergency plans identify

  • a coordination/meeting point (for example a village hall)
  • short-term safe refuge places for people displaced from their home
  • emergency volunteers
  • useful emergency equipment
  • vulnerable people in the community
  • useful emergency contacts

You can start your own plan by using a template from Surrey County Council's website or find advice on creating a community flood plan from the Environment Agency