Loss of Utilities
Utilities includes all of the different essential services that
we rely on as part of day to day life and the economy -
electricity, water, gas, oil fuel, transport, telecommunications,
food, health and financial services.
Many utilities are dependent on one another, eg. electricity is
required at water pumping stations, telecoms and electricity are
required to allow cash machines and cash registers to function.
What you need to do
Ensure you are aware of where the cut off points/ stop cocks are
for your utilities
Have contact numbers for your utility suppliers to hand.
Keep an emergency kit in your home containing items such as a
wind-up torch, radio, bottled water, etc.
Outages may come without warning, so be prepared.