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The County Council emergency planning unit has the responsibility to plan for a wide variety of potential emergencies and incidents on behalf of the Council and the six districts in North Yorkshire, as well as supporting regional and national responses to severe events.
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The role of the emergency planning unit
In addition to its contingency planning role, the emergency planning unit provides officers on 24hr / 365 day call, in order to support the emergency services. They act as liaison officers co-ordinating the local authority response if necessary. The team also provides secretarial support to the North Yorkshire local resilience forum (NYLRF). The forum is made up of key responders in the community such as police, fire, and health who come together to plan for and respond to the risks to our county.
The unit has a strategic role in business continuity planning for the Council to ensure we can still maintain our services in the event of disruption, as well as providing continuity advice to small businesses so they can also plan to withstand similar events. Emergency planning maintains a vital role in the Councils response to incidents and emergencies, as such it is committed to providing advice to the public on making themselves more resilient. The pages in this section may assist you in planning to protect yourself and your family.
How would your business cope with a major incident or emergency that could affect your staff, customers or premises?
North Yorkshire County Council is the lead local flood authority, and in partnership with other flood risk management authorities we are working hard to manage and reduce the flood risks faced by our communities.
This page will provide you with information on any ongoing major incidents and emergencies affecting North Yorkshire. If you are aware of a major incident and it is not displayed here please call the emergency services immediately.
Extremes in weather conditions such as high winds, heat waves, sudden drops in temperature, snow storms and fog can cause travel chaos, misery and costly damage.
The Major Incident Response Team (MIRT) offers support in the aftermath of a traumatic incident to those who have been affected by the event.
Being prepared for major incidents and emergencies such as flooding, large industrial accidents, power cuts or severe weather will help reduce the fear, anxiety, anger, cost and sense of loss that such events can bring. If you know what to do and have made simple precautions, then the impact on you and your loved ones can be drastically reduced.
The cause and extent of road flooding determines the actions that the County Council will take and whether or not any other organisations have a duty to act.