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The Community Risk Register

The Local Resilience Forum (LRF) produces the Community Risk Register to help you gain a better understanding of the hazards we face. The register will also enable local responders to be better trained and equipped to fulfil one of the obligations of the Civil Contingencies Act and to make all of us better prepared to respond to an emergency.

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Other risks


Animal disease

A number of animal diseases are classed as 'notifiable'. This means that any suspected cases have to be reported.

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Heatwave

Local organisations such as the NHS and Local Authorities plan to make sure that services reach the people that need them during periods of extreme weather.

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Reservoir emergencies

Any reservoir (above ground level) that contains over 25,000 cubic metres falls under the Reservoirs Act. The owners of the reservoir must carry out necessary inspections and regular maintenance.

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Flooding

The Environment Agency provides a flood warning service for areas at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea.

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Human Disease Outbreak (Pandemic Influenza)

Unlike ordinary seasonal influenza that occurs every winter in the UK, pandemic flu can occur at any time of the year.

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Severe Winter Weather

Severe weather is one of the most common disruptions people face during winter.

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