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, but an earthquake could strike without warning. All disasters have the potential to cause
disruption, damage property, and take lives,
so it's vital that you prepare now.
How prepared are we
as a community or individual for the next manmade or natural disaster? Will you cope when disaster strikes? Be prepared ... disaster can strike at any
time and often without warning.
If a disaster happened now, would you be ready?
Knowing what to do
in the event of a disaster can help to keep you and your family safe.
pick up a copy of "Are You Prepared" at any Council Office. It has easy to use information on:
- Developing a household
- What you require for your
emergency survival kit.
- What you need for your
- Preparing for different kinds
is no "Civil Defence Army" in New Zealand, people must accept
responsibility to prepare for the next big one and be able to look after
themselves for up to three days without assistance, other than from their
neighbours and local community.
The role of the Ruapehu District Council is to:
- Ensure that it is able to
function to the fullest possible extent, even though this may be at a
reduced level, during and after an emergency.
- Plan and provide for Civil
Defence emergency management within its District.
The Civil Defence and Emergency service aim is:
- To increase community
awareness, understanding and participation in emergency management.
- To enhance local capabilities
to manage emergencies and recover from disasters.
learn what is happening and what you should do, tune
into the local radio station for updates and messages from Civil