Hawke's Bay is a fantastic region to live in and to visit, but like the rest of New Zealand, things can get a bit crazy - severe weather, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunami can all happen (hopefully not all at once!), which could make it difficult to get around, to communicate with family and friends and to access everyday necessities.
It’s up to you to make sure your family, and the people you care about, know what to do and that you all have what you need to get through on your own. Follow these easy steps to get your household ready.
Understanding the impacts of an emergency can help you get through. Have a chat with the people in your household and work out what you’ll do in these situations.
In an emergency, you may be stuck at home for three days or more. Figure out what supplies you need and make a plan to work out what you need to get your family through.
Make a plan with your family/flatmates/friends to get through an emergency. Think about the things you need every day and work out what you would do if you didn’t have them. Fill in the form then print it out, stick it on the fridge and make sure everyone knows the plan. Or save it as a PDF and email it to your family/flatmates/friends.
Every household’s plan will be different, because of where we live, who lives with us and who might need our help.
When you’re making your household plan, remember to include everyone. Think about the special requirements of disabled people, older people, babies, young children, pets and other animals.
It's important to know the different ways you can stay informed during an emergency.
We can't predict natural disasters, but we can prepare for them. One of the best places to start is with your home. Find out what you can do to make your home safer.
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