Getting Ready For An Emergency

Top tips for looking after yourself, your whānau and those close to you in an emergency.

In line with national Civil Defence policies, residents are expected to take 2021.03 getting ready for emergency websiteresponsibility for their own safety and wellbeing and that of any visitors or guests. This includes but is not limited to: having sufficient supplies for at least three days' of food, water and essential medicines, having a plan for contacting friends and family to both receive and provide information about the situation and their own welfare, ensuring they are aware of and subscribed to any/all relevant alerts and warnings systems and channels run by Kaikōura District Council.  

 

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The siren you hear in Kaikoura is a fire siren for local volunteer firefighters. It is not an evacuation siren.

 


 Three steps to get ready for a disaster: 

Emergencies and disasters can occur with little or no warning. Civil Defence starts with everyone getting prepared before anything happens - remember 'we are all Civil Defence'.  In the days and weeks after a disaster, Civil Defence means everyone helping themselves, their families and communities to respond and recover as best they can.

1. Make a plan - 'Prepared not scared' is our motto in the Kaikōura District. We live in a wild and beautiful place but this means we need to be able to take care of ourselves and our community in an emergency. We may be isolated for days or weeks. Do your part to help so that we can help those who can’t help themselves on the day.

You can make a plan by:

2.  Know your Tsunami survival

3. Know where you'll be able to get information after a disaster 

In an emergency, the radio is your best source of information. Make sure you2020.03 getting ready for emergency website radio have a radio at your house with fresh batteries or a self-generated power source (like a wind up radio) that picks up these stations:

 - Brian FM - 100.3
 - National AM 567
 - National FM 101.7

 


Kaikoura Gets Ready

This tool helps communities form a coordinated community response when things go wrong and equips neighbourhoods to band together during an emergency. Council can send out real-time communication during events such as an earthquake or a flood, to notify yourself, your whānau and your neighbours. 

Visit the Kaikōura Gets Ready page!

Sign up to Kaikōura Gets Ready!

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