Prepare for Autumn

Prepare for Autumn

An autumnal walk is hard to beat, but the new season can also bring challenges. Along with finding your warmer socks there are things we can all do to be more prepared. Here are some simple ideas to help be better prepared for the changing season:

Staying Well

  • Before the cold sets in, refresh the contents of your medicine cabinet – remembering to check the expiry date. Never throw old medicine in the bin. Take it to a pharmacy for safe disposal.
  • Download the free apps from British Red Cross. The Emergency App will send you alerts such as severe weather warnings to your phone. You can even add more than one postcode. The First Aid apps work offline and ensure you always have expert guidance if it is needed.
  • Follow Healthy Surrey or visit their website to find out more about Winter Wellness. https://www.healthysurrey.org.uk/your-health/seasonal-advice/winter
Drainage

  • If you have a watercourse on or adjacent to your property it is likely your responsibility to maintain it to help prevent flooding. Now is a great time to get your wellies on and get clearing!
  • https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/emergency-planning-and-community-safety/emergency-planning/prepare-for-emergencies/news/take-a-look-at-our-new-resources
Driving and Travel

  • Consider downloading the free what3words app. It can help the emergency services identify your location to within metres, even in the most rural locations. It has already helped save lives in the UK.
  • Do you have jump leads, a working torch and warning triangles in your car? These could all prove invaluable if you were to break down.
  • The Met Office has some great tips and advice for driving in severe weather: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/seasonal-advice/travel/driving-in-severe-weather
~Surrey County Council

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