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The Emergency Planning Team works to ensure that communities, businesses and public services are jointly prepared to respond immediately in any emergency and return to "business as usual" afterwards. Such incidents could include major transport accidents, severe weather conditions, industrial accidents, fire, epidemics or terrorist activities.

Current Events

There are no emergencies in progress.

If a major emergency takes place in Dudley then the latest information will be published here.

Further information on Resilience and Emergency Planning in Dudley can be found on the drop down menu on the left.

The Council's emergency plans provide for a comprehensive response by the Council, along with its partners, in the event of an emergency affecting the Borough. The plans cover all aspects of the Council's response from initial support for the emergency services, provision of welfare to affected communities, through to the recovery process, which is likely to be long term.

We also promote business continuity management to the local business community, enabling them to continue to operate in the event of business interruption, thereby contributing to a robust and resilient business community in the borough.

Information can be made available in other languages and formats upon request.

Business Continuity

Your business can be unexpectedly interrupted at any time, whether through accident, fire, flood, power outage, or the sudden loss of staff, equipment, or supplies.

Business Continuity

Emergency Plans

The Emergency Planning Team works to ensure that communities, businesses and public services are jointly prepared to respond immediately in any emergency and return to "business as usual" afterwards. Such incidents could include major transport accidents, severe weather conditions, industrial accidents, fire, epidemics or terrorist activities.

Emergency Plans

Health

A Pandemic occurs when a new influenza virus, to which people have no immunity, emerges and starts spreading as easily as normal influenza. The Department of Health is working to support NHS preparedness and to reduce the impact of pandemic flu on the UK population.

Pandemic

Public Advice

The Civil Contingencies Act places a duty on local authorities to give advice to the public in order that they may prepare themselves for an emergency situation.

Public Advice

Severe Weather Advice

Advice and guidance for dealing with severe weather.

Severe weather advice

West Midlands Conurbation Local Resilience Forum

The West Midlands Conurbation Local Resilience Forum is a statutory multi agency partnership organisation. It was set up to ensure the local authorities, emergency services and the environment agency (known as category 1 responders) in partnership with other organisations such as gas and water companies (category 2 responders) fulfil their duties under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. This Act is important because it establishes a consistent level of civil protection planning and preparation activity between these organisations across the UK.

West Midlands Conurbation Local Resilience Forum