Useful links for Emergency preparedness
ARE YOU READY?
Te Upoko o te Ika | The Wellington Region is an awesome place to live, but it’s a little wild. We often experience earthquakes, storms, flooding and landslides. We are also at risk from tsunami. When disaster strikes, your life can become up-ended very quickly.
Check how you, your household, whānau, organisation, business and community can be better prepared!
Remember – you may have to rely on yourself and your neighbours for seven days.
Create a household plan
Having a basic plan in place will help keep you safer, connect with loved ones faster, and protect some of your most important assets.
Tips on doing this and a template can be found here
What household supplies do you need?
Ideally, you can be self-sufficient for seven days. However, do not forget neighbours can help each other out by sharing resources, such as gas for a camping stove.
By looking after yourself and your household, you’ll also be helping emergency services focus their limited resources on the people who are most in need of help.
An emergency supplies guide can be found here
Don’t forget your pet!
An SPCA emergency guide can be found here
Do you have enough water?
Emergency water is the single best thing you can store to be more prepared for a major earthquake. You should have enough to last for 7 days. And you will need 21 litres per person per week (3 litres per person per day).
A guide for storing water can be found here
Make your home safer ahead of time
Use this check list make sure you are ready
Make sure everyone in your household knows what to do in a fire and how to stay safe.
A guide for fire following an earthquake can be found here
A grab bag or getaway kit is a small backpack of essential items you can grab if you need to evacuate your home or workplace with little or no warning.
Download a checklist here for the essential Grab Bag items and get one organised now
For more ideas click here
After some emergencies, toilets don’t flush! So you’ll need to think about what you can use for an emergency toilet.
Click here for more info
Your neighbour’s are your first source of support in an emergency, and it is important to get to know them.
Plimmerton has established a Community Support Network, which you can read more about here
Read more about social networks in emergencies here
BE COMMUNITY READY
Communities are full of skilled and resourceful people, businesses, groups, and facilities that could help solve many of the challenges that your community will face after an earthquake and other disasters.
During disasters, councils and emergency services aren’t the only ones responding. Everyone will have to pitch in and help each other.
Read more here
Community members and volunteer organisations play a vital role in the preparation for, response, and recovery from an emergency.
Read more here
Get to know your neighbours
Your neighbours are your first source of support in an emergency, and it’s important to get to know them.
Read more here
Community Emergency Hubs
A Community Emergency Hub is a place where you and your neighbours can go to help each other in a major emergency.
This page has information on the
- purpose of a hub
- what you can expect at a hub
- and how it is run
Click here for the Hub Guide
Find your hub – local information being updated for Plimmerton, Mana and Camborne
BE WORK READY
WREMO also has information here for business and organisations such as creating a Business Continuity Plan.