How to help others during extreme weather, where to find general advice and advice on staying warm.
One of the main challenges over this period for severe weather is providing support to vulnerable people who might struggle to clear drives and pathways to make it to the shops and pharmacies for essential items.
It would be incredibly helpful if all residents of the East Riding of Yorkshire could think about being a 'good neighbour' and check on people that they know might be affected by the weather and provide what ever support they can.
Practical support in the following areas is likely to be gratefully appreciated by the most vulnerable members of the community:
The following can help prevent your pipes from freezing:
If you think a pipe is frozen, but has not burst:
If you find a burst pipe, or have water dripping:
The following is Government guidance on staying warm during very cold weather.
To keep warm at home during the day try to:
To keep warm at home during the night you should:
You may also be able to claim financial help with heating your home, including:
The DirectGov website provides information on the eligibility of getting help with heating your home.
DirectGov - help with heating your home (external website)
You can help keep warm by:
Eating regular meals will help keep your energy levels up during winter. Try to:
If you really can't avoid travelling during severe weather the Automobile Association has partnered with the Environment Agency to provide advice on how to stay safe during difficult driving conditions. The information included on their webpage ranges all the way from how to deal with the heat to driving in icy conditions, they even have specific advice on how to tackle fords.
The AA - Seasonal driving advice (external website)