Chelmsford City Council

Emergency planning information

We work closely with the emergency services to assess potential emergencies, and to plan our response.

An emergency could include:

  • severe weather conditions, such as floods, heavy snow and high winds
  • major traffic incidents
  • terror attacks
  • major fires

Our main role in an emergency is to provide and run rest centres, which we will set up in schools, village halls and sports centres.

If you need advice about how to prepare for an emergency, you can look at the Essex Resilience Forum.

You can register vulnerable residents who would need extra help in an emergency evacuation.


In the event of flooding, it is your responsibility to protect your property as we only provide sandbags to people on our vulnerable residents register. 

You can check the flood warnings in Essex.

You can visit  Essex County Council for further information about flooding, such as how to report a flood or to check your flood risk.

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    Last updated: 06 June 2022

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