Are You Ready for Winter 2021?
This winter, we want to make sure our residents are prepared for anything the weather throws at us. Below you'll find links to our partner agencies covering health and wellbeing, weather, winter travel and flood advice.
Flood Prevention and Flood Advice
Advice on how to protect yourself and your property from flooding is available from the National Flood Forum.
You can also call the National Floodline service for help and advice on 0345 988 1188
Sign Up for Flood Alerts
You can register online with the EA's Floodline Warnings Direct service if your home or business is at risk of flooding.
NHS Health Advice
This winter is likely to be more difficult than most, due to the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on health services across the UK.
The NHS have issued the following advice:
- Find out where to get advice if you are unwell
- Get a flu jab
- Keep your home warm
- Check in on vulnerable neighbours and relatives
Met Office Winter Advice
You can sign up for Weather Warning alerts from the Met Office via email, Twitter or follow alerts in the Met Office App.
Remember to follow them on Social Media for regular updates and information.
Seasonal Advice from the Met Office
The Met Office also regularly publish seasonal advice. You can find information about Travel, Health and Wellbeing, Protecting Your Home and much more.
Roads and Travel
The roads and highways in the South Hams are managed by Devon County Council.
Devon County Council have lots of advice and information about travelling in winter, road gritting, grit bins, salt bags and snow wardens.
The main A-roads and motorways are managed by Highways England.
There is lots of information, including travel advice and road safety on their website.
Vehicle Checks and Advice
It's a good idea to check your vehicle thoroughly before winter sets in.
Highways England have produced a series of handy videos to take you through some basic vehicle checks. Maintaining and checking your vehicle will help prevent accidents and breakdowns.
The Royal Society for the Prevention Of Accidents (RoSPA) have advice and guidance on their website covering the following:
- Winter driving - for drivers and employers
- Slips, trips and falls
- Clearing ice and snow
- Water and Leisure safety in the winter
- Home and Christmas Safety
- Safety in the Workplace