Emergency Planning in Moray

Moray Council Emergency Planning Arrangements

An Emergency Planning Officer is based in Elgin, providing a first line of council response for any major emergency in Moray.

If needed, other council officers are brought in to co-ordinate the council’s response and to provide expert advice and assistance.  

Emergency Planning staff produce and maintain emergency plans in conjunction with the emergency services and other agencies, to address specific potential emergencies. These include:

  • Animal Health Diseases e.g. Foot & Mouth Disease, Avian Flu and Rabies
  • Care for People Affected by Emergencies
  • Flood Warning and Response Plan
  • RAF Lossiemouth and Kinloss Barracks: MICP
  • Coastal Pollution Oil Spill Plan
  • Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 2015: Moray Distilleries and Warehouses

What Moray Council May do in an Emergency

In the event of major incidents or emergencies the council may provide:

  • Support and advice to people affected
  • Shelter and food for those affected. 
  • Facilities where advice and information can be obtained
  • Facilities for friends and relatives of those affected
  • Short term accommodation for those made temporarily homeless
  • Regular communication and updates on what is happening
  • Assistance to the emergency services e.g. road signage, clearing debris and emergency lighting
  • Traffic diversions, surveys of damaged buildings, demolition, advice on environmental and public health issues.

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