Surrey has experienced extreme weather in recent years, such as rain that caused a national incident to be declared because of flooding. We've also seen flash floods in Caterham and Woking. Many residents hadn't imagined that incidents like this could happen in their own communities.
Whether it's an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease, fuel shortages, a large fire, a power cut, extreme weather or any other kind of incident, people and communities that are prepared and come together are better off. Surrey Prepared was developed by the Surrey Community Resilience Partnership (SCRP) with a commitment to helping Surrey residents and businesses to be as prepared and resilient as possible.
Who is involved?
The SCRP includes Surrey County Council, the Environment Agency, the 11 district and borough councils, the county's power and water suppliers, voluntary sector agencies such as the Red Cross as well as the National Flood Forum and Surrey Fire and Rescue. The partnership helps individuals and communities build resilience and protect homes.
How does it work?
These agencies have worked directly with communities to develop Surrey Prepared resources. These are available to everyone via the Surrey Prepare website so they can plan and prepare for major incidents, allowing them to be strong as individuals and to build a stronger community.