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There is a lot you can do now to prepare yourself and your family for emergencies and disruptive events.

Wintry weather and extremely cold temperatures mean an increased chance of cases involving carbon monoxide poisoning in the home, particularly when gas boilers and heaters are in frequent use. Further information and advice on how to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poising, including signs and symptoms to look out for, is available on the NHS website

Some straightforward, common sense actions will stand you in good stead in a wide range of situations:

  • Create a household emergency plan to help you and your family stay safe in all kinds of emergencies.
  • Put together an emergency kit so you will have the information and equipment you need to hand, whatever the situation.
  • In an emergency you should call 999 and follow instructions.
  • If you are evacuated in an emergency you must make arrangements for your pets – you can find out more about what to do with your pets in an emergency here - Protecting your Pets

You can find more information about getting ready for an emergency here - Greater Manchester Prepared

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