Never Happens? Happens …
Due to its location and environment, New Zealand faces many potential disasters. In some cases, such as a weather related or volcanic disaster, there may be time for a warning. In other situations, such as an earthquake or a tsunami close to land there could be little or no warning. All disasters have the potential to cause disruption, damage property and take lives.
Point Wells Potential Hazards
Includes such things as: fire, tsunam,i earthquake, tornado, volcanic activity, flooding, coastal erosion, severe weather,
Includes such things as: infrastructure failure, hazardous spill, vandalism
Includes such things as: diseases, pests, pandemic,
What you can do:
Download the applications to alert you to danger
Click on Alerting
Click on email and SMS alerts
- Download the Red Cross Hazards app
(also available in the app store on your smart phone)
- Scroll down the “alerting” page to register for email and SMS alerts
How to get ready:
Go to http://www.getthru.govt.nz/how-to-get-ready for help on how to do the following:
Create and practice a household emergency plan
Assemble and maintain emergency survival items
Have a getaway kit in case you need to leave in a hurry
In the event of an emergency:
An official warning may be given through radio or television broadcasts and emergency services. Warning may also be by siren, text, loud hailer. Respond to the first source, do not wait for more messages before you act. Listen to your radio, television or go to the Auckland Civil Defence Emergency Management social media pages for information on what to do.
In an emergency the radio is your prime source of information: National Radio 756 AM OR 101.4 FM, Newstalk ZB 89.4, FM Classic Hits97.4, FM More FM 91.8, FM Radio Live 702 AM OR 100.6 FM
In an emergency where people who have been affected are not able to remain in their homes Auckland Civil Defence may open a Civil Defence Centre to provide information, advice and support. Follow the advice given on the radio.
In the event of an evacuation:
Listen to your radio and follow any instructions given
Activate your household emergency plan
Evacuate to higher ground. If possible, go to friends and family away from the evacuation site.
Do not return home until the all clear is given.
Check in with your neighbours
Are they ready and do they know what to do if a disaster does strike? Ask if they need help to set up their alerts. Be aware of who in the community may need help in an emergency. The elderly, woman and children and people with disabilities are more vulnerable.
DIAL 111 in an emergency for police, fire or ambulance
Dial 0800 22 22 00 (priority Auckland Council Civil Defence Emergency Management Number)