Aucklanders not ready for eruptions
If a volcano erupted in Auckland, only a third of the population would be prepared.
A new survey shows Auckland residents are the least ready for a natural disaster.
The Colmar Brunton survey looks into the effectiveness of the national Get Ready, Get Thru advertising campaign.
It showed that only 35 percent of Auckland residents had an emergency plan in place for their household, compared with the national av erage of 50 percent.
Auckland civil defence and emergency management group controller Harry O’Rourke said the possibility of an emergency, caused by the weather, a volcanic eruption or man-made disaster should never be dismissed.
“This winter we’ve seen fl ooding and extreme weather hit the entire country, and the Auckland region civil defence emergency management staff have assisted more than 100 people to evacuate 50 homes across the region because of landslips.”
For more information see www.getthru. govt.nz.