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.
The following radio networks have agreed to carry civil defence information and advice in an emergency :
Radio New Zealand (101.7 FM or 675 AM)
Newstalk ZB (1098 AM)
More FM (92.1 FM)
Radio Live (99.3 FM or 94.5 FM)
The Breeze (94.5 FM)
Classic Hits (97.7)
Timaru and Waimate
Port FM (92.3 FM or 97.8 FM Timaru Only)
Newstalk ZB (1152 AM)
Classic Hits (98.7 FM)
Port FM (93.7)
Radio Ashburton (873 AM)
Classic Hits (92.5 FM)
Port FM (94.9 FM or 98.9 FM)
Emergency information will also be issued to local websites, print media and television stations.
- Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management Group - If you live in Canterbury you need to be aware of the hazards the environment and human activities can produce. It is crucial that the community provides input into Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) arrangements put in place to address these hazards. CDEM Canterbury
- Get ready, get thru - resources to help your family plan for an emergency.
- Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management
- MetService - Severe Weather Bulletins
- Metservice - Rain Radar metservice
- Earthquake Commission
- What's the Plan Stan? - what’s the Plan, Stan? is a resource to support schools, teachers, students, and parents to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for emergency events. stan
- GeoNet Project - The New Zealand GeoNet Project provides real-time monitoring and data collection for rapid response and research into earthquake, volcano, landslide and tsunami hazards. The GeoNet project is a collaboration between the Earthquake Commission, the Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences and the Foundation for Research, Science & Technology.