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Emergencies in our Community

All local councils have a major coordinating role in: planning what to do in an emergency and helping the community to recover from major incidents.

In the event of an emergency please go to our 'Emergency Contacts' page.

Our Aim

We aim to make sure that we are ready to respond and help the community if a major emergency takes place in our Council District

We can provide support in a number of ways following a disaster. For example, we can: make buildings such as leisure and community centres available to people, provide health and safety advice on cleaning up after major flooding or pollution assess structural damage to buildings, and coordinate and lead multi-agency meetings to plan recovery.

We have a general emergency plan that will help us to respond to any emergency. And also work in conjunction with the key government and voluntary agencies in order to provide support in the event of a major incident.

Our Emergency Contact List has information on who to contact in the event of an emergency.

For our Household Emergency Life Saving Plan click here.

How To Report Flooding....

Please note that our Council do not issue sandbags

Find out how to report a flooding problem on roads, burst water mains and blocked drains.

You only need a single telephone number to report a flood: 0300 2000 100

This number is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You don't have to decide which organisation you need to ring and you don't have to contact the Rivers Agency, Transport NI (formerly known as Roads Service) or NI Water - this will be done for you.

When you ring, a member of staff will take all your details and contact the appropriate agency on your behalf. This is a non emergency number so if you are in danger call the emergency services on 999.

If public or commercial premises wish to be prepared in advance of an emergency:

Sandbag suppliers - as of 05.08.14:

  1. Newry Building Supplies - Tel. 028 302 67626 
  2. JP Corry (previously Phoenix) - Tel. 028 302 60911 
  3. Haldane Fisher - Tel. 028 302 63201
  4. Kellys Hardware, Warrenpoint Tel. 417 73674 
  5. Mallons Hardware Forkhill Rd. Newry - Tel. 028 308 49441 

Any sandbag suppliers who have not been listed above and would like their details added, please contact 028 3031 3082 or 3098