Be Winter Ready

Severe weather challenges all of us. Activities that we take for granted can become difficult or even hazardous when severe weather occurs. However, by taking some simple steps you can reduce the impact of such events.

The winter-ready booklet available from gives information on being prepared, providing practical advice for coping during episodes of severe weather, as well as giving contact details of organisations and agencies that can provide guidance and assistance. The website was prepared by the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning.

The main message is simple - be prepared, stay safe and know where to find help should you need it.

An electronic booklet is available on the website An Irish language edition is also available. The website acts as an entry site to many useful websites. During severe weather events information will also be available on AERTEL page 592.

Office of Emergency Planning
Department of Defence

Be Winter Ready

Last update:01/12/2011