It's Easy to Get Ready

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Are you ready yet? Preparing for an emergency shouldn’t be expensive or complicated. Follow these three simple steps to be prepared not scared.

  • Make a plan - talk to your family and your neighbours about what you will do in the event of an emergency and practise your plan so you know it will work. Sign up to Kaikōura Gets Ready so council can send you all the information you need to know in an emergency.
  • Know your tsunami risk - living in our beautiful coastal township means some of us are at risk of tsumani. While the likelihood of a tsunami happening is low, you need to be prepared. To check if you are in the tsunami zone view the Kaikōura's tsunami zone map. Learn the safest and fastest route to high ground and remember if it’s "LONG or STRONG GET GONE". There is no tsunami siren in Kaikōura. Learn more about proposed tsunami signage and walking evacuation routes in Kaikōura here.
  • Have an emergency kit - the radio is your best source of information, make sure you have a radio at your house with new batteries. Find a complete list of local radio frequencies here. Make sure you have a fully stocked first aid kit plus food and water stored in case of an emergency.
  • Sign up to Gets Ready - a well-connected community helps to improve the safety, resilience and well-being of all residents.


16 February 2021