FROM THE EDITOR
Today on P23 we launch a new column from the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office on getting prepared for a natural disaster.
After the November quake and floods it is apparent that many households are not prepared for the worst.
It was highlighted again by this week’s tragic plane crash near Gisborne. The crash took out powerlines to the city, which had to cope for two days without any electricity.
The rush to service stations to stock up on gas bottles and other supplies highlights that many have questions on what being prepared means. Should you have bottled water or a tank? Should you have a store of prepared food or just buy more? What do you need in a first aid kit?
The column will endeavour to answer all these questions and more. If there is a particular issue that you want discussed in the column, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Amy Jackman, News Editor Communities