The Hampshire County Council Emergency Planning website gives full details of emergency planning for Hampshire. Detailed advice and information will be available from the local borough or district council affected by the emergency situation.
The council provides emergency planning as just one of the services that you may never have heard about. For 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, there are people trained and ready to respond to any major emergency, and to co-ordinate the work of the council to try to lessen the effect of the incident on the people, businesses and environment of the borough.
Such emergencies can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. Some may be caused by natural events, such as weather conditions or disease outbreaks. Others, unfortunately, may be caused by human action.
Whatever the cause of the emergency incident, the police, fire, ambulance and coastguard services are primarily responsible for dealing with the situation 'on the ground'. Depending on the scale of the incident the armed services may also be called in to assist.
Useful contact telephone numbers
- Fire, Police, Ambulance: dial 999 or 112
- Police Anti-Terrorism Hotline: 0800 789 321
- Environment Agency Floodline: 0845 988 1188
- Environment Agency Incident Line: 0800 807060