The top 3 risks in Epping Forest are:
1) River and Surface water flooding
2) Transport Incidents, particularly those involving Hazardous Materials
3) Flu Pandemic
Epping Forest District Council have comprehensive and robust plans for the risks listed above for more information on emergency planning in Epping Forest Check out their website.
Before the current flood alleviation scheme was imnplemented for Cobbins Brook in Waltham Abbey the area was prone to severe river flooding. The most recent event in October 2000 flooded 97 properties.
A fatal gas explosion in Loughton casued damage to several properties in the area and an evacuation was required for residents that lived near the incident.