Prepare for an emergency

Emergency planning in Lincolnshire is coordinated by our Emergency Planning and Business Continuity team, who help us to fulfil our obligation as a Category One Responder under the Civil Contingencies Act. This act means we:

  • Plan and train for emergencies, preparing plans, business continuity documents and facilitating training to relevant parties across the county including organisations belonging to the Lincolnshire Resilience Forum (LRF).
  • Respond during emergencies, providing on-call officers, advising command teams, and managing the County Emergency Centre to support emergency services, voluntary agencies and local authority staff.
  • Continually learn and improve responses following emergencies by revising plans, training, policies and procedures which are used by both the County Council and the LRF.

The risks in Lincolnshire

To help prepare for and respond to emergencies we publish a community risk register, which sets our what Lincolnshire responders and other partners are doing about risks. It also outlines what the consequences of these risks are likely to be along with advice on what actions can be taken by the public to prepare for and respond to these risks.

The UK Government produces an assessment of the risks facing the UK that could cause a civil emergency.  Locally, responders identify, assess and prioritise the civil emergency scenarios.

The top risks to Lincolnshire can be found on the LRF website.

For more advice on how to prepare for and respond to these risks, visit

Central Government publishes a national risk register. It lists around 80 potential issues.

This register aims to increase awareness of the risks the UK faces. It encourages people to think about how to prepare for emergencies.

Read the most recent Lincolnshire Community Risk Register

Flood warnings

Get the latest flood warnings in the county, as well as further advice on what to do in a flood.

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