Due to its location and environment, New Zealand faces many potential disasters. In some cases, such as a weather related or volcanic disaster, there may be time for a warning.
But an earthquake or a tsunami close to land could strike without warning. All disasters have the potential to cause disruption, damage property and take lives. So it’s vital that you prepare now.
The NZ Government Get Ready Get Thru website will show you and your family how to get ready, so you’ll get through.
Before a Disaster you will need to have:
- A Household Emergency Plan that will help you and your household plan for what to do when disaster strikes.
- A list that will help you prepare essential food, water, clothing and medical supplies for you and your family to cope for at least three days.
- A Getaway Kit of essential emergency and medical items if you need to be evacuated.