In the case of most major emergencies the simple advice to follow is to go inside, stay inside and tune into the local radio.
With most incidents the safest place to be is indoors, and with the correct preparation you should be able to stay there safely for some time (remember in the case of a fire in a building – get out and stay out).If you are close to an emergency and believe you or others are in danger go inside a safe building (as long as you are sure there is no fire risk) and stay there until advised otherwise. Tune into local radio and television for updates on what is happening.
Local and national radio stations work together to make sure they can give out accurate and up to date information to keep people fully informed on what to do if there is a major incident.
Radio is easily accessible. You can listen to it in the car and as long as you have a battery powered or wind-up radio you can still listen even if there is a power cut. Warning messages are categorised as below.
The FM frequencies are shown below for some of the more common radio stations serving the area
89.1 BBC Radio 2
91.3 BBC Radio 3
93.5 BBC Radio 4
94.9 BBC London
95.8 Capital FM
98.8 BBC Radio 1
100.9 Classic FM
Updated: 6 March 2013