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Winter Flooding 2013-14

Winter Flooding 2013-14What a winter it was – record breaking rainfall and storm surges certainly made sure that winter 2013-14 will go down in history. It was also a true test of joined-up forecasting, emergency response and subsequent recovery. 

Cleaning-up Safely Following Flooding

Clearing up after floodsPublic Health England (PHE) has produced guidance for the public on how to clean up their homes safely if they have been flooded. For more information about health and flooding go to the Public Health England Website


Flooding and Your Power Supply

Flooding and ElectricityWe all know that electricity and water don't mix. Follow this guide produced by Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution so you and your family avoid danger.

Download Practical Advice on Flooding and Electricity (Your Power Supply)

Exercise Rush

LRF excercises its plans again, this time with MOD Corsham. 

Flood Action Campaign

During November 2013, the Environment Agency is carrying out a four week nationwide campaign. 


Exercise Red Kite

Testing local resilience in a major incident exercise. Over 250 people from 20 different agencies came together to test local resilience in the face of a disaster.

Emergency Services Show

Wiltshire & Swindon LRF was pleased to be displaying at this year’s Emergency Services Show held on Sunday 8th September. Despite a few rogue showers, approximately 15,000 members of the public made their way to Hullavington Airfield near Chippenham to see the work of the local emergency services at close hand.

Major Exercise held at Cotswold Water Park

Collision SimulationMajor Exercise held at Cotswold Water Park Wiltshire & Swindon LRF supported a major exercise held at the Cotswold Water Park in April to simulate a dramatic mid-air collision between two aircraft.


Kids Zone

Read the Susie the Childminder booksRead the Susie the Childminder books from our friends at Hampshire and Isle of Wight LRF and afterwards test your knowledge with the exercises.

Watch the informative Clear Plan Video from the Devon Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LRF 


Exceptional Award for Working in Partnership 2012

2013 AwardsThe work of colleagues from other organisations was rightly recognised when Wiltshire Council broke with tradition for the first time and presented the LRF (including non Council staff) with the Exceptional Award for Working in Partnership 2012.

Weather Statistics Update

Met OfficeThe Met Office has produced the following Weather Statistics Update for South West England and UK.


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