In most emergencies you’re best to stay at home with the support of your neighbours, family and whānau. If you do need to leave for your own safety, think about staying with friends, family or whānau.
In some emergencies we may decide to open a civil defence centre. A civil defence centre is a place where people can go
Sometimes a community will decide to open a local hall or other facility to provide a place for people to get together, to share food or manage donations. Even though that’s not part of a formal civil defence response, Marlborough CDEM can support a community-led centre.
In some emergencies we may decide to open a civil defence centre. A civil defence centre is a place where people can go to get help after an emergency. It will be run by trained volunteers on behalf of Marlborough CDEM and other agencies such as Red Cross may also be there.
Before we can open a centre, we need to check that buildings are safe and that our volunteers are available. So, if we set up a civil defence centre, we’ll let you know by radio, through the Marlborough District Council’s social media, and via the Antenno app.
Finally – we always need good people to help us, so if you’re interested in being trained as a volunteer, please get in touch with Catherine on 0275 731 996.