If life is in danger or a crime is in progress call 999

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks: 0800 0727282 (free phone land line) or 0345 072 1905 (free phone mobile contracts or local rate for pay as you go)
Western Power Distribution: 0800 365900 (free phone land line and mobiles)
Water

Wessex Water: 03456004600 (free from most land lines or local charges apply dependant on the land line or mobile provider)
Gas

Transco – Gas Emergency: 0800 111999 (free phone, mobile phone charged as per the local provider rate)
Roads and highways

Highways England (including incidents A35, A37 and A31): 0300 1235000 (local call rate or 3p – 40p per minute from a mobile dependant on the provider)
Dorset County Council (including incidents on the Dorset County Council highway): 01305 221000 (10p per minute from a land line or 3p – 40p per minute from a mobile dependant upon the provider)
Flooding

Environment Agency – Flood Line: 0345 9881188 (calls are charged depending on the callers service provider and where there call is made).