Luckily major emergencies are few and far between. However, the flooding disasters over the past few years across the country, including Gloucestershire, have highlighted the need for communities and residents to be well prepared.
The Resilience Planning working group is responsible for creating and updating the Emergency Plan, which was distributed to all Northleach households in 2010.
The group also deals with winter preparedness. Are you ready for winter? The document below provides general advice on what to do when snow and ice comes.
Where can I find out more?
Are the schools open? Follow @Glos_schools on Twitter.
Can I clear snow and ice from paths myself? Yes, according to government advice.
Where is my nearest grit bin in Northleach? See our local grit bin map.
Is it safe to travel? Check the road travel advice from the Highways Agency.