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Emergency updates and contacts

In the event of an emergency tune in and keep updated on the latest information

Emergency agency Twitter feeds are a good source of current information.

SLDC updates

Ring us on 01539 733 333, 8.45am to 5pm

We have out of hours emergency numbers that can be used 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will be asked to leave a message. A member of staff who can help will then call you back.

Kendal and Eastern Area:  0870 428 6905

Lakes, Ulverston & Western Area:  0870 428 6906

Follow us on Twitter: @SouthLakelandDC or like us on Facebook:

Media updates


Remember to keep spare batteries for your radio in case of power failure


Emergency services updates

Cumbria Community Messaging

Cumbria Community messaging

Weather Updates

Travel information 

For problems with services in the local area


Flooded / closed roads and blocked road drains, surface water from land and problems with minor watercourses contact Cumbria Highways: 0300 303 2992 Twitter: @CumbriaCC

Sewer flooding

United Utilities

River flooding

Environment Agency flood information service

Power cuts

Electricity North West

Power outage map

Vulnerable customers, including some older or disabled people, or those with a medical dependency on electricity, can also sign up to the priority services register by visiting the priority service customer page

Gas emergencies

National Grid

Preparing for emergencies

The following links have useful information:

ACT: Emergency Planning Guide for Cumbrian Households

Preparing for emergencies: What you need to know

Department of Health

Department of Health: Pandemic Flu

UK Resilience

World Health Organisation: pandemic influenza risk management

Health Protection Agency: Pandemic Influenza