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Get ready - home

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.

Talk about the impacts
Matapakitia ngā pānga

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. 

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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.

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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.

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Tailor your plan 
Whakawhaiarotia tō mahere

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.

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