Householders should have a plan in place to know what to do should you be affected by heavy snow, ice and flooding. It is advisable to:
Know how to switch off your gas/water/electricity supply.
Keep a shovel, boots, gloves, scarf and a supply of salt/grit for clearing snow from your private path/driveway.
Keep a basic 'grab bag' containing Torch, Battery radio, Toiletries/first aid kit, Long-life food and bottles of water, Important documents (eg. insurance policy), List of emergency contact numbers, Spare keys to your home/car, Pencil, paper, penknife and whistle
Secure all outdoor equipment, trampolines, bins, plant pots and garden furniture.
Keep a check on vulnerable neighbours and minimise any travel.
Information relating to the gritting of Public Roads and re-stocking of grit boxes can be provided via TNI on 03002007893.
NIE Customer Helpline number for the general public remains 03457 643643
Regular updates will be issued on Facebook and Twitter @ANBorough.
Information on who to contact in the event of flooding, sandbag locations and links to information relating to flooding can be found here.
More information on how to prepare for winter is available in our Winterwise publication.
Beat The Freeze Poster - NI Water (485Kb)
Below are some video clips from NI Water on preparing your home for winter and what to do if a pipe bursts.