Earthquake Preparedness Guide
We’ve outlined the things you can do to prepare your household and community get through the challenging days safely, and as comfortably as possible.
It's easy to help your family and community both prepare and respond to an emergency. We offer a free four week training course that will help you to help your community.
You can play a vital role in your community’s preparation for, response to, and recovery from an emergency. Our volunteers work with their communities to promote preparedness and increase the resilience of the Wellington region.
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Store water: Have you thought about what you’d do for water after a major earthquake if the water network isn’t working? The single best thing that people can do to help Wellington survive and thrive after a major earthquake is be prepared.
Sign up for alerts: Stay connected! You can sign up to get emergency alerts from the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) through the Red Cross' Hazard App.
Make emergency toilets: In a disaster you may not be able to use your normal toilet if sewerage lines are broken or damaged. It’s easy to make and use an emergency toilet.
Make a grab bag: A grab bag (or getaway kit) is a small backpack of essential items to grab if you have to quickly evacuate your home or workplace with little or no warning. It’s especially important if you will have to walk a long way to get home during an emergency.
Make your home safe: There are some easy ways to make your property more resilient. If you are unable to do this yourself, get someone to help you.
Things you can buy to help get prepared
Grab and Go: WREMO have partnered with Grab & Go to make getaway kits available at a reasonable price.
Water tanks: WREMO has partnered with a New Zealand water tank manufacturer, The Tank Guy, to make a 200 litre water tank and kit available for $105. Available from your local council
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