Community resilience is about using existing networks, local resources, and knowledge to help each other in an emergency, such as flooding or extreme weather situations.
Communities with strong and vibrant social networks, where neighbours know one other and where friends offer support, are naturally resilient.
Consider developing a Community Resilience Plan, which will detail who will be able to offer support or specialist skills, equipment that may be available locally and an awareness of those who will need help most in an emergency. Information and template documents are available on the Norfolk Prepared website.
You can also prepare as a household, spending a few minutes putting together a Household Emergency Plan. Just ask yourself the question ‘What if?’ and think about what you will need to do if that situation arises. Think about important contacts and friends you could call on in the event of an evacuation and putting together a grab bag. Find more tips in the Norfolk Prepared leaflet.