Kaikōura Gets Ready
Gets Ready is a tool that allows Council to send real-time alerts during an emergency, lets people register friends or whānau that may need extra assistance in an emergency, lets people register skills, resources or aid that they can provide during an emergency, and helps prepare neighbourhoodss to be part of a coordinated community response - in a disaster your neighbours are your first line of support.
"Community groups and neighbourhoods who had strong ties before the earthquake were able to do a lot of good, fast work during the response."
- KDC Emergency Management Officer, Kd Scattergood.
On this page:
- An alerting tool - Council can send out real time messages to all, or specific areas within the district
- A feedback tool - neighbourhoods can send real time information back to Council during an emergency with information on welfare and needs
- A neighbourhood network tool - bringing people together and building more resilient communities
- A database builder - allows Council to have records of voluntary resources and skills available within the community (this will help Council allocate volunteers and resources more efficiently during an emergency)
- A database of information - about residents with higher needs, so that Council can allocate resources there as soon as an emergency occurs
Kaikōura Gets Ready is part of the larger North Canterbury Gets Ready Website. But you will receive alerts specific to Kaikōura.
- One account per household/address with all the contact details of all the people living there
- Linked to your physical address (the one you live at)
- You can put details on your account that highlights your needs during an emergency. This is recorded, and only Council and your street contact has this information available (so they know to make sure you are a-okay straight away in an emergency)
- You can put details of any resources that you may have available during an emergency and are happy to share (skills, trucks, diggers, supplies)
- Allows neighbours and communities to organise and feedback information to Council during an emergency
You and your neighbourhood sign up (it only takes a minute) and you are added to Kaikōura’s database.
Gets Ready works on a mapping system so you will only be sent alerts relevant for the address that you have recorded (e.g. per water scheme for boil water notices or per area for flooding risk).
You need to make sure your address details stay up to date so you are only receiving alerts relevant to you.
Don't worry, we won't flood your email account. We only alert you when we need you to take action.
Neighbours are the first to help in an emergency.
Kaikōura Gets Ready is an excellent tool for building your neighbourhood support network. Make sure everyone in your neighbourhood is cared for during an emergency by encouraging your neighbours to sign up to Gets Ready.
By helping sign up whānau or community members that aren't able to receive alerts by email or text you are letting the street contact, as well as Council know that they may need some extra assistance during an emergency. Just make sure you register them to their address, not yours.
Have whānau that might need evacuating quickly? Have a plan in place with their neighbours to help them evacuate, and then they can notify you that your loved one is safe.
As a user, the first thing you need to do is sign up and keep your details up to date.
The website says 'North Canterbury Gets Ready' because Kaikōura is part of the larger North Canterbury network. You will only get information relevant to your area in Kaikōura. Once your neighbourhood is linked, and street contact selected you're good to go.
So fast! So easy!
Information is sent directly to you, and is done in real-time as soon as the Council is made aware of an event such as:
- A boil water notice issued for the scheme you are on
- A fire is out of control and you need to know about it
- A flood warning is issued, if you live near a river
- Severe weather is imminent and we need your neighbourhood to be prepared to bunker down
- A tsunami warning is issued by Civil Defence. Remember, a long (hard to stand) or strong (more than a minute) earthquake is the alert to go to higher ground. Don't wait for an official warning
So sign up, spread the word and get your neighbourhood involved in Kaikōura Gets Ready today.
19 July 2018