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Timely Reminder to be prepared

Regular earthquakes recorded in Hawkes Bay on Geonet www.geonet.co.nz/quakes/region/hawkesbay/felt are a timely reminder for residents to be earthquake prepared.

People often report feeling a "rocking" or "swaying" motion and while there is no major damage, a larger shake would cause major disruptions.
Quakesafe your home as shown above, and for more details on being prepared read more on this website or visit www.eqc.govt.nz/be-prepared/multimedia/quake-safe-your-home or www.getthru.govt.nz

Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Manager and Controller Ian Macdonald says these events, along with the recent Canterbury quakes, highlights the importance of planning for emergency events, particularly as a Hawke’s Bay survey found over 57% Hawke’s Bay businesses are underprepared in the event of a disaster.

Time and money spent on emergency preparedness is an investment. Planning and preparation by your business & farm before a disaster will minimize the loss of revenue and more importantly the loss of life. 

Updated August 2014

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