New Zealand and Hurunui district face many potential disasters. In cases such as weather-related or volcanic disaster, there may be time for a warning. But an earthquake or a tsunami close to land could strike without warning. All disasters have the potential to cause disruption, damage property and take lives. So, it's vital to be prepared. How ready are you? Be prepared to cope on your own for up to three days, or more. This is when you will be most vulnerable. You should:
- Have a Household Emergency Plan
- Keep a Getaway Kit if you need to be evacuated
- Store an Emergency Survival Kit
For the more information on Get ready, Get thru, visit the Ministry of Civil Defence's public education site.