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Emergency updates and contacts

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

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

SLDC updates:

Ring us on 01539 733 333, 8am to 6pm

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:

Preparing for emergencies: What you need to know
Department of Health website
Department of Health: Pandemic Flu
UK Resilience - Home page
World Health Organisation: pandemic influenza risk management
Health Protection Agency: Pandemic Influenza