Some emergencies may require residents to leave their properties and stay in temporary accommodation.
South Tyneside Council have a number of designated rest centre buildings, including leisure centres, community centres and schools.
On arrival at the rest centre, individuals will be asked to register (providing name, contact details, any special needs or dietary requirements).
Consideration should be given to an alternative arrangement other than a rest centre, for instance staying with a relative or friends.
In the event of an emergency that means you to leave your home, leave as quickly and as calmly as possible.
If you have time:
- A responsible adult should turn off electricity, gas and water supplies, unplug appliances and lock all doors and windows
- You might want to consider taking some of the items in your emergency pack with you to the rest centre