Plan ahead for tsunami threat
Having a plan in place in the event of a tsunami is a wise move.
The tsunami threat triggered by the September 2 earthquake off the North Island’s east coast is a timely reminder for Aucklanders to make sure they have an emergency plan in place.
‘‘It’s up to each individual to act now and have a plan to look after themselves if a tsunami, or any other emergency strikes,’’ Auckland Council’s civil defence and emergency management director John Dragicevich says.
‘‘This includes knowing what to do, where to go and where to meet up with family and friends.’’
Auckland is under constant threat of a tsunami and there are some simple steps that everyone can follow, Dragicevich says.
Steps to follow include knowing your tsunami zone, your evaluation point, knowing where to meet your family and friends, and signing up with Civil Defence to get alerts.
Normal communication channels might not be working and people should also include in their planning their neighbours and people who might need help if there is an emergency, Dragicevich says.
Go to aucklandcivildefence.org.nz more information. for