Earthquakes, floods, storms, tsunami, and volcanic eruptions, as well as non-natural hazards such as fires and pandemics, can be frightening because they strike at any time and often without warning.
Understanding what causes these hazards and knowing what to do will help you to be better prepared when they happen.
What’s the Plan Stan is a New Zealand Government website which provides information for families, teachers and students.
Visit the site to find out more about earthquakes, tsunami, floods, storms, volcanic eruptions and other disasters and what you can do to be better prepared when they happen.
You can also help your family and friends get ready. Your family needs to have a plan for what to do if there is an emergency. Read the list of things you should talk with your family about. If you have family pets you will need to include them in your emergency planning.
Teachers: What’s the Plan Stan is a resource which aims to support teachers to develop their students’ knowledge and skills to prepare for, and safely respond to, disasters.