Severe Weather

In this section you'll find information about how Council services operate during severe weather, alongside information on how to keep yourself and others safe.

Met Office Warnings for Wrexham (appear below if any have been issued)

Weather warnings

Weather warnings generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Elderly, vulnerable, disabled or isolated people

During severe weather Social Services are particularly concerned about people who are vulnerable, elderly, disabled or who may be isolated and living alone. Members of the community are asked to let social services know if they are concerned about anybody as a result of the severe weather. Social Services can be contacted on 01978 292066.

When bad weather hits, Social Services have a list of their known vulnerable clients and they work with transport departments to ensure essential services are provided.

Useful External Links

Government heating grants

Winter is here - often a time when our minds turn to the cost and reliability of our heating systems and we consider replacing our boilers. Government grants of up to £1250 are currently available until 31 March 2013 to help towards the cost of installing green heating systems such as heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal panels in your home.

Cold Weather Payment

Information on cold weather payments eligibility, including a postcode search facility where you can find out if Cold Weather Payments have been triggered in your area.

Travel disruption and work

Travel disruption and work - employee rights, employer rights, paid and unpaid holiday entitlement, winter weather.

Winter weather advice from Wales Resilience

During bad weather, these organisations and websites provide details and advice.

Get ready for winter from MetOffice

Now is a good time to think about what preparations you, your family and your community may need to make for winter weather.

Get ready for winter from NHS Choices

Follow these tips to keep you and your family warm and well in extremely cold weather.

Beat winter bugs

How to hold your own against colds and flu.

Severe Weather Warnings from the Met Office

These warnings are issued to help the public make informed decisions that protect their life, welfare and property in the event of severe weather in the next few hours. They are issued when fixed weather thresholds are met.

Flooding - Environment Agency

The Environment Agency has an important role in warning people about the risk of flooding, and in reducing the likelihood of flooding from rivers and the sea.

AgeCymru

By following routine checks and maintenance on your home‚ you can feel safe and secure during the winter months.

BBC News: North East Wales

News and up-to-date information regarding North East Wales.

 Power Loss & Emergencies (0845 272 2424) (external link)

Whilst loss of power is thankfully a rare occurrence, being ready for such an event is something we all need to do. SP Energy Networks have outlined some steps you can take now to ensure you are prepared should there be an unexpected interruption to your electricity supply.

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