Make a plan
Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere, and often without warning – and the best thing you can do is make sure you are prepared.
Making a plan will help you get ready, and talking about your plan with your whānau/family, workmates, marae and community will make sure everyone’s prepared.
Your plan should include:
✔️ How and where you will meet following an emergency
✔️ Who will be picking up children from day care or school
✔️ Where grab bags and emergency items are stored at home and who is responsible for them
✔️ What actions to take around elderly relatives or vulnerable people in your neighbourhood
✔️ How to care for your pets and livestock
✔️ Where special medication or mobility aids can be found
✔️ How to turn off power, gas and water
✔️ How to stay informed, including a list of local radio stations to listen to for updates
✔️ Important phone numbers for family, neighbours, trades people etc
Find more information and templates to make a plan for your home, workplace, school, community or marae on the Get Ready website.