Emergency Planning

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council works with the emergency services and other agencies such as DfI Rivers and Roads, NI Water, Western Health and Social Care Trust and the Housing Executive to plan for and help respond effectively to all emergency situations.

In the event of a major emergency, the Council can assist in a number of ways:

• Make buildings such as leisure and community centres temporarily available as shelters for people who have been displaced from their homes;

• Provide advice and guidance to residents and businesses on cleaning up after major flooding or pollution;

• Assess structural damage to buildings;

• Provide staff/equipment to responding agencies as requested;

• Co-ordinate and lead multi-agency meetings to plan for recovery.

Useful telephone numbers

Emergency Services (Police, Fire, Ambulance & Coastguard)
999 or 112
101 – For all PSNI non-emergency calls

Flooding Incident Line
0300 2000 100
To report any incident of flooding. This number is available 7 days per week, 24 hours per day.  Please note Fermanagh and Omagh District Council do not hold stocks of sandbags.

DfI Roads
0300 200 7894
028 8224 1999 – Emergency after hours

DfI Rivers
028 6638 8529 (Fermanagh Area)
028 8225 4900 (Omagh Area)

Northern Ireland Electricity
03457 643 643

Northern Ireland Housing Executive
03448 920 901

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
Environmental Health Department
0300 303 1777

You can contact the Council’s Environment Health service for advice on clean-up of properties following a flooding incident, in addition to information on the Department for Communities’ Scheme of Emergency Financial Assistance.

Be Ready for Emergencies
NI Direct has launched a new page called ‘Be ready for emergencies’, where you can download lots of useful information such as how to prepare for flooding, templates to devise your own household emergency plan, how to prepare your home for winter weather and lots more.


Useful online services

• Sign up to receive Met Office weather alerts here

• Check for latest power cuts information from NIE here

• Report surface flooding on the road e.g. blocked gully, surface ponding here

• Report an obstruction on the road e.g. a fallen tree here

• Keep up to date with the latest traffic information here

Useful literature available to download from the related files panel on this page includes:

• Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Preparing for Severe Weather leaflet
• Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Flooding Advice leaflet
• Advice leaflet for food businesses during flooding and power cuts
• FloodRe leaflet – FloodRe is a joint Government and Insurance Industry initiative
• Department for Infrastructure Homeowner Flood Protection Grant Scheme leaflet
• Regional Community Resilience Group (RCRG) newsletters
• RCRG Household Flood Plan, Template for a Community Emergency Plan, Severe Weather Plan and General Household Emergency Life-Saving Plan

Please note: Update from the Department for Infrastructure (June 2019) – The Homeowner Flood Protection Grant Scheme is a “pilot” project and its’ roll-out is bound by a financial limit. This limit is close to being met and it is possible that further applications may not be progressed.  For the most up to date information on the scheme, please click here