Emergency updates and contacts

Last Updated: 9 March 2023

Contact us out of hours

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

Either of these numbers can be called between 4pm and 9.30am in the case of emergency only:

Kendal and Eastern Area: 0870 428 6905. Charges may apply

Lakes, Ulverston & Western Area: 0870 428 6906.Charges may apply

Emergency service numbers and links
Service Telephone number

Emergency services:




Police (non-emergency)



ACT: Action Counters Terrorism

How to report suspicious activity

Support for victims of terrorism

0800 789 321
Crimestoppers 0800 555 111

Environment Agency floodline

Current flood warnings

0800 80 70 60

Westmorland General Hospital

Burton Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 7RG

01539 732 288

Furness General Hospital

Dalton Lane, Barrow-in Furness, Cumbria, LA14 4LF

01229 870 870

Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Ashton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4RP

01524 659 44

Report a gas or carbon monoxide emergency

Gas emergencies and safety advice

Priority services register for gas (Cadent)

0800 111 999

Electricity North West

Report a powercut

Live powercut map

Electricity North West priority service for vulnerable customers


Freephone number to report a power cut

Contact United Utilities to report:

  • dirty tap water
  • poor water pressure
  • blocked drains and sewers

Report dirty tap water, poor water pressure or blocked drains and sewers

United Utilities priority services register for water

0345 672 3723
Report a water leak 0800 330 033

Report a problem on the highways


0300 303 2992

(answer phone service evenings, weekends and public highways)

Local Radio

BBC Radio Cumbria has the main Cumbria emergency message role

01228 592 444

Media updates

Emergency updates from South Lakeland District Council

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates in an emergency.

Facebook: facebook.com/southlakelanddistrictcouncil

Twitter: twitter.com/SouthLakelandDC

Cumbria Community Messaging

Register to receive messages from agencies by phone, text or email

Radio stations

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

BBC Radio Cumbria

Lake District Radio

Smooth Radio

Heart Radio

Century FM Radio


Westmorland Gazette

The Mail (North West Evening Mail)

Weather updates

Met Office weather warning

BBC weather forecast

Travel information

Cumbria Police traffic news

Westmorland Gazette live traffic and travel

The Mail travel