The Emergency Planning Team in Leeds joins Twitter to spread awareness
As part of the response to city wide emergencies, the council’s Emergency Planning Team is responsible for the coordination and mobilisation of council services and resources. Examples of emergencies we respond to are severe weather and evacuations.
Often in liaison with the Emergency Services and other professional partners, the council provides support to those directly affected but also aims to warn and inform the wider public of an incident.
The Emergency Planning Team have joined the social media revolution and created a Twitter account … @leedsemergency. This will be one of the methods used to notify the public of incidents, particularly those with the potential to significantly impact areas of Leeds.
As an example, throughout the recent flooding event numerous ‘tweets’ were posted providing flooding advice and guidance, signposting to partner websites and notifying people of several localised issues.
Though you may not be directly involved in an incident, having an awareness of a situation may be of use. You may have a vulnerable family member or friends living nearby to the incident that you could advise or contact to check they are okay. It should help you make informed decisions during disruption to allow you to protect you and your family.
Whatever the reason, you are encouraged to follow the Emergency Planning Team @leedsemergency.