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How are coldAlerts sent

coldAlerts will be issued when there is a change in the forecasted cold weather conditions from the national "Cold weather alerts" service.

You will receive a coldAlert when the alert Level changes from:

  • Level 1 to Level 2 - you need to be prepared
  • Level 3 or Level 4 - you will need to take action

What should you do when you receive a coldAlert (for individuals)?
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Winter preparedness

Level 1 - 'Conditions back to Normal'
- Service is open and monitoring conditions
- No action needed

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Alert and readiness

Level 2 - 'Alert & Ready'
- Stay tuned into weather forecasts and keep yourself stocked with food and medications. Ensure warm clothing is available
- Check ambient room temperatures

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Severe weather conditions

Level 3 - 'Take Action'
- Contact at risk individuals by phone or in person
- Check ambient room temperatures (Ideally between 18°C (living rooms) and 21°C (bedrooms) and ensure individuals are dressed warmly
- Keep paths clear where possible, if supporting individual

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Emergency response

Level 4 - 'Emergency Action'
- Keep in contact with at risk individuals by phone or in person
- Ensure they have access to support services and essentials
- Ensure ambient room temperatures (Ideally between 18°C (living rooms) and 21°C (bedrooms) and ensure individuals are dressed warmly


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To join the service please register. Alternatively contact us on 01273 484 337 or email information@coldalert.info


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