Being Prepared


August Weather Event 2022

Information relating to the recent weather event in Marlborough

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Being Prepared

Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere. It’s up to you to take steps to make sure you’re prepared. The Get Ready website has information you can use to prepare yourself for many types of emergency events.

We’ve all got skills and resources that can help us get through an emergency. Here’s some tips and links to information that could be helpful.

Tip - what we can control

We can’t control emergencies - but we can control how we prepare.

Tip - look after yourself, whānau and neighbours

Look after yourself, your whānau and your neighbours. Emergency services will be focused on identifying and responding to priorities so unless it’s urgent, they might not get to you for a while.

Tip - resource sharing

Share your resources. We’ve all got things that can make life easier after an emergency, and some of those things can be shared within our neighbourhoods. For example, can two or three families share a barbecue and gas bottles?

Tip - get informed

Get informed!

Use MetService to stay on top of the best advice about the weather:
Go to the MetService website

Go to Geonet for geological hazard information for New Zealand:
Go to the Geonet website

Go to the Get Ready website for information on preparing yourself for natural disasters:
Go to the Get Ready website

Need more information?

The Get Ready website has everything you need to know about getting your family and whanau, business and pets ready for an emergency.

Go to the Be Prepared section of the Get Ready website