The Brits are preparing for a possible Pandemic.
You know, just in case and all that….
The problem is that local Governments of the Counties of Great Britain have failed to finalise arrangements for an emergency morgues in case of an emergency situation such as a Pandemic.
The county of Lancashire’s dead could be stored in a tent in the event of a disaster because council bosses have no space available in proper morgues.
So as a solution for this, the Lancashire County Hall bosses are turning to a marquee hire firm to provide a super mortuary should disaster strike.
Under the deal, Field and Lawn, which hires out marquees for weddings, will continue to reserve a tent capable of storing 100 bodies.
Facilities for families to view the bodies of loved ones will also be supplied.
The £16,200 12-month retainer is due to be approved by County Coun Anne Brown, of Resources and Performance, on Thursday.
She said: “It does mean that in the event of something terrible happening we will be covered. The structure will be secure and appropriate.
“I hope we never have to use this facility.
“But it is one of the main responsibilities we have in planning for an emergency in the county.”
The council has to have emergency measures in place to deal with a sudden increase in deaths as a result of incidents such as a terrorist atrocity, a pandemic like avian flu or a natural disaster such as drought, flood or long heatwave.
Emergency planners revealed last year that the sports hall and gymnasium at Lancashire Police Headquarters in Hutton would also be used.
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