Following the major gas leak and evacuation in Dawlish on 4th Feb, the Devon Community Resilience Board would like to remind people with essential medication to ensure you always have a supply available in case you if you ever need to evacuate your property.
The 4th Feb gas leak saw approximately 150 Dawlish residents temporarily evacuated to a rest shelter, and a number of those evacuated left essential medication behind, including medication for diabetes and dementia.
The Devon Community Resilience Board recommend having a home emergency plan, which includes an emergency bag which contains items such as:
• Medication • Copy of your household emergency plan if you have one • National Health Service numbers (ask your doctor’s surgery) • Toiletries • First Aid Kit • Antibacterial hand gel • Wind up radio • Wind up torch • Spare batteries • Notebook and pen • Important documents • Essential keys • Items such as glasses for children and other people you care for • Mobile phone and charger • Items for pets • Cash/debit/credit cards
For more information on developing your home emergency plan to ensure you are best prepared in the event of an emergency see our guide here.