Emergencies can happen at any time. With a few small steps you can prepare your family, your home and your business for the unexpected things that can cause disruption to our daily lives.

Are you prepared for the kinds of things that can happen because of an emergency?

Power cuts, or disruption to fuel supplies
Loss of telephone communications
Flooding, at home, or at your place of business
Becoming stranded or severely delayed while on a journey in the car
Evacuation from your home or business, either by yourself or by the authorities, or being unable to get into your home or premises
Being confined to the indoors, at home, or somewhere else
Unplanned separation of family members

You can find out more on preparing for and managing situations like these on Ready Scotland - http://readyscotland.org/

This includes advice on how to create an emergency household plan and prepare an emergency kit.

The free-to-download Ready Scotland mobile app can help you prepare for a range of emergencies. For further information, see the mobile app page.