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Emergencies and urgent issues

If you live in Leeds and need emergency assistance this page lists the agencies and charities that are best placed to help.

For the police, fire service or medical emergencies, call 999.

For non-emergencies, you can call the police on 101 and get medical advice by calling 111.

Highways and signage

Emergency repairs can be reported if you have an emergency which could cause harm to persons or property and is in relation to a road traffic accident, missing gully or man-hole cover or an obstruction in the road. If you have one of these emergencies please call Leeds City Council on 0113 3760499 (option 2).

Noise problems

If you are disturbed by noise nuisance at night, weekends or bank holidays and if you are not able to resolve the problem informally by talking to the people responsible you can report the noise to Leeds City Council on 0113 3760337. The service operates from 6pm to 3:30am.
Gas, Water and Electrical emergencies


Contact the National Grid on
0800 111 999 if you smell gas.


Contact Yorkshire water on 0845 124 24 24 for a total loss of supply to you and neighbours. They also are responsible for water main bursts, overflowing/blocked drains and shared drains whether council or private.


Contact Northern Power Grid on 0800 375 675 if you have been affected by a power cut.


If your home is flooding now and you are in imminent danger please dial 999.

Further advice can be found on Leeds City Council's flooding page.

The Environmental Agency’s ‘Flood Line’ can help with further information regarding the Leeds area. Please dial 0345 9 881 188

It is extremely unlikely that the council will be able to provide sandbags to houses or commercial premises during a flooding incident. The councils stock will only be used as part of the council’s response to a threat of, or actual flood incident for the following:

  • when- working with the emergency services

  • keeping roads open which is on a priority basis

  • when protecting vital services eg hospitals

  • or when supporting established community flood groups

If your request falls into one of the categories above please ring 0113 3760499 option 4 to speak to an adviser.

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Policy questions

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