EVERY Huddersfield home is to get a booklet about dealing with emergencies this week.
The Royal Mail today started on the mammoth task of delivering the Government's emergency planning booklets.
They will go out to every home in the next few days.
The booklets, called Preparing For Emergencies, give advice on how to cope in any emergency, with sections about keeping in touch, preparing for illness or injury and having lists of contact numbers.
Home Secretary David Blunkett said: "The Government is working hard with organisations such as the police, Red Cross, fire service and medical experts to make sure we are all as prepared as we can be in the event of any emergency.
"You might think it is very unlikely that you will ever be affected by, for example, a fire, terrorist attack or natural disaster.
"But to help people make sensible plans, just in case, we have worked closely with experts to bring together sensible, commonsense advice.
"There are cynics who believe they know it all and therefore poke fun at the idea of giving practical and down to earth advice.
"I make no apology for that.
It has to be down to earth, common sense and practical."
* If you do not receive your booklet within a week, call the free- phone line on 0800 88 77 77 or textphone 08000 859 859.