During an emergency, we will do our best to communicate with you to let you know what is happening. The responding organisations will work together to ensure that the same message will be communicated to you. We will communicate with you in various ways, but the best way is for you to listen to your local radio station.
Alternatively you can look at advise shared by the emergency services via social media platforms.
If there is a major emergency, radio stations and TV companies will interrupt programming to give public safety advice and information about the situation.
You should tune in to: BBC Coventry & Warwickshire on 94.8, 103.7 and 104 FM.
Emergency Alerts is a UK government service that will warn you if there's a danger to life nearby.
In an emergency, your mobile phone or tablet will receive an alert with advice about how to stay safe.
Reasons you might get an alert
You may get alerts about:
Emergency alerts will only be sent by:
What happens when you get an emergency alert
Your mobile phone or tablet may:
The sound and vibration will last for about 10 seconds.
An alert will include a phone number or a link to the GOV.UK website for more information.
You'll get alerts based on your current location - not where you live or work. You do not need to turn on location services to receive alerts.
During an emergency, the emergency services and other responding organisations will do their best to help you. But you can make an emergency situation less stressful for yourself by taking some simple practical preparations now, before an emergency occurs:
If you are involved in any emergency it is important to:
If you are not in imminent danger:
If you are not involved in an accident or emergency but are close by or believe you may be in danger, in most cases the advice is to go in, stay in, and tune in.
Updated September 2023 - Review due September 2024