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Get your household ready for an emergency
Emergencies happen. It is important that your whole whānau know and agree on what to do when disasters disrupt essential services, and affect your ability travel or communicate with each other.
Here are some general tips to get yourself and your whānau prepared in case of an emergency where you may need to stay home, or forced to evacuate your whare.
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In an emergency losing essential services is a very real possibility. Some of these situations can be really stressful, especially if you haven’t prepared for them. How prepared are you and your whānau?
One of the best things you can do to get emergency-prepared is to know where you can find up-to-date information. During an emergency response, the local Civil Defence Emergency Management will broadcast information about the situation and available support via the internet, television and radio. For example, Civil Defence Emergency Management will broadcast if a Civil Defence Centre with support services for people that need help has been set up and where it’s located.
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