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The Wellington Region is an awesome place to live, but it’s a little wild.

We often experience earthquakes, storms, flooding and landslides. We’re also at risk from tsunamis.

These emergencies have similar impacts.  It would be hard to get around, hard to communicate with loved ones and hard to get access to the essentials.

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.

Start with what you can do right now

Download the Red Cross Hazards App and find out where to get information in an emergency.

Then think about what you can do:

How to Drop, Cover and Hold during an earthquake and check if you're in a tsunami zone.

How to create a plan for what your household would do in an emergency and put together a grab bag. 

How to make your home safer, store enough water for everyone in your household and what to do if you can't flush your toilet.

Why your neighbours are so important and what supplies you might need at home.

Find your nearest Community Emergency Hub.

As well you can:

Earthquake Preparedness Guide

Earthquake Preparedness Guide (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Print this out and get prepared now

Earthquake Planning Guide Te Reo

Earthquake Planning Guide Te Reo (PDF, 1 MB)

Tō aratohu whakamahere mō te ruwhenua

Translated Resources

WREMO partnered with New Zealand Red Cross to translate our 'Earthquake Planning Guide’ into in 15 languages.

Download the translations of the Earthquake Planning Guide

Further translated resources are available from the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM).

Download translated facts sheets on what to do in an earthquake and tsunami (MDEM website)

Audio Guide

For the visually impaired, the Earthquake Planning Guide is also available as an audio file:

If you have any questions, please contact us.