emergency evacuation plan for the Fylde Coast

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peter k. roberts

Dear Lancashire County Council,

under the Freedom of Information Legislation please disclose,

'what if any emergency evacuation plans are in place should a major catastrophic event, such as earthquake, tsunami or radiation disaster threaten or strike the Fylde Coast and surrounding areas'.

Please respond by electronic mail, i.e. e-mail.

Yours faithfully,

Peter K. Roberts,
29 Clifton Avenue, Warton. Lancashire PR4 1XS.
01772 465487

Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

 

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Request for information

 

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Lancashire County Council

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Freedom of Information, Lancashire County Council

Dear Mr Roberts,

 

Request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000

 

Further to your email dated 22^nd March, in which you request the
disclosure of information under the provisions of the above Act, we are
now in a position to respond.

 

What if any emergency evacuation plans are in place should a major
catastrophic event, such as earthquake, tsunami or radiation disaster
threaten or strike the Fylde Coast and surrounding areas?

There are well established and tested emergency plans in place within
Lancashire which cover the whole of the county including the Fylde Coast.
Working in partnership through the Lancashire Resilience Forum, Lancashire
County Council has a range of emergency plans that have been developed
with the involvement of other Local Authorities (e.g. District Councils),
Emergency Services, Utility Companies and various voluntary organisations.
All our plans have the main aims to:

·             Prevent loss of life or serious harm to the public and
emergency responders;

·             Contain the emergency to mitigate and minimise its impacts;

·             Establish effective humanitarian response to relieve
suffering;

·             Warn and inform the public about the emergency;

·             Protect property as far as possible;

·             Ensure critical infrastructure and essential services;

·             Return to a state of normality as quickly as possible.

Our plans for evacuation are scalable and depend on the nature/scale of
the incident and the number of people requiring to be evacuated. At the
lower level we would look to utilise local community resources such as
village halls to provide a safe haven and rendezvous point for anyone
displaced from their homes due to an emergency. Should the number be such
that this was not adequate (e.g. due to numbers) we would then establish
larger Emergency Reception Centres within facilities such as large sports
halls, leisure centres, etc. to provide that place of safety. If the
incident was even larger, then we would be looking at opening larger
premises such as sports stadia to act as an initial evacuation centre
before making more robust arrangements for displaced people.

Within all the above levels, we have plans to provide humanitarian
assistance including food, clothing, basic essentials, medication, etc. as
well as access to a whole range of supporting organisations to provide
practical and emotional support. Also, all of our emergency plans are
supported by transport plans in order to move large numbers of people away
from an emergency incident, should it be deemed necessary.

For more information about the preparedness for emergencies in Lancashire
please also see [1]www.stayintheknow.co.uk/EmergencyInfo

I trust that my response is to your satisfaction, but in the event that
you wish to complain about the manner in which your enquiry has been
handled, you should write in the first instance to The Freedom of
Information Officer, Lancashire County Council, PO Box 78, County Hall,
Preston PR1 8XJ, or email [2][Lancashire County Council request email] and
the matter will be referred to an Information Governance Manager for
review and reconsideration.

 

If, after this stage, you remain dissatisfied, you have the right to refer
the matter to the Information Commissioner, whose contact details are as
follows:

 

The Information Commissioner

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Tel:                   01625 545700

Email:               [3][email address]

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Your request will now be closed as of this date.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Andrew Martin

Information Governance Team

Lancashire County Council

PO Box 78

County Hall

Preston

PR1 8XJ

 

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peter k. roberts

Dear Freedom of Information,
many thanks for your assistance in this matter.
the responses I have received were detailed.

Yours sincerely,

peter k. roberts

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