Earthquake Planning 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.
Earthquake Planning Guide (language versions): Our Earthquake Planning Guide is available in 17 different languages.
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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?
Alerting: Find out about how to get alerts from WREMO, and how you can keep up to date during an emergency.
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Plan and Prepare Class: This class is all about enabling you to be better prepared for an emergency. You can select from a one-hour short format class - ideal for workplaces, or a three-hour workshop where you can learn about being personally prepared and helping your community in an emergency.
Volunteering: Volunteers play a vital role in your community’s preparation for, response to, and recovery from an emergency. There are a number of organisations you can volunteer for.
Sign up for alerts: Stay connected! You can sign up to get emergency alerts from the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO).
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Keep up to date in an emergency: There are a number of ways to keep up to date, or receive information.
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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 from your local council.