Waikato Region Emergency Management

Community Organisation

Waikato Region Emergency Management
401 Grey Street
Hamilton East
Hamilton 3216
367 days ago

ShakeOut with us on Thursday

The Team from Waikato Region Emergency Management

This Thursday is an important day for New Zealanders, with our national earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi (for those in our coastal areas) happening all around the country at 9:30am. If you haven't already, please use the link I've popped below to sign up, so you can get all the info … View moreThis Thursday is an important day for New Zealanders, with our national earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi (for those in our coastal areas) happening all around the country at 9:30am. If you haven't already, please use the link I've popped below to sign up, so you can get all the info you need.


Most schools and many businesses and government agencies around the country are shaking out with us (that's why we're doing it at 9:30am) as well as just under a million people at last count. 


The reason we're doing it is to help as many people as possible know the right thing to do in New Zealand during an earthquake: DROP to the ground, COVER yourself (especially your head so you are protected from things that may fall on your head - the main source of injury in our country during earthquakes) and HOLD on to your cover in case it bounces away and leaves you unprotected.


And if you are in a coastal area and you feel a long or string earthquake OR you see the sea doing weird things OR you hear strange noises coming from the ocean (like the sound of a train but coming from the sea) - walk or bike immediately to higher ground.


Of course, it would be smart to make sure you knew how to get to said higher ground so if you have a bach, take some time during ShakeOut on Thursday to think about where you'd go when you're there over summer, in case something DID happen.


- Best,


Drew

917 days ago

#ShesNotOverYet #CycloneCook

The Team from Waikato Region Emergency Management

Things are looking up for the Coromandel Peninsula - but the Thames coast road remains closed and is expected to stay that way throughout Easter. The eastern seaboard between Onemana and Whangamata is still dodgy with heavy weather expected overnight. People are advised to still stay away from the … View moreThings are looking up for the Coromandel Peninsula - but the Thames coast road remains closed and is expected to stay that way throughout Easter. The eastern seaboard between Onemana and Whangamata is still dodgy with heavy weather expected overnight. People are advised to still stay away from the peninsula till the situation is re-assessed.
If you've self evacuated or have stayed home, we need to you stay put until further notice. #ShesNotOverYet #CycloneCook

917 days ago

Information for Coromandel and Thames residents

The Team from Waikato Region Emergency Management

If you reside in a low-lying area on the East Coast of the Coromandel Peninsula OR if you are effected by King tide inundation, please self evacuate immediately.

This specifically refers to beach-front properties, and properties on estuaries who have been flooded before in very high tides … View more
If you reside in a low-lying area on the East Coast of the Coromandel Peninsula OR if you are effected by King tide inundation, please self evacuate immediately.

This specifically refers to beach-front properties, and properties on estuaries who have been flooded before in very high tides combined with storm surges. Our Civil Defence are set up at and open as of 10am for a safe place to wait for further information:

Civil Defence are set up at and open for a safe place to wait for further information:
*Coromandel St John Ambulance - 355 Tiki Road Coromandel
*Whitianga Town Hall – 22 Monk Street Whitianga
*Tairua Hall – 210 Main Road Tairua
*Whangamata Town Hall - 320 Port Road Whangamata
*Thames Civic Centre - 200 Mary Street Thames

1100 days ago

Remember to talk to your kids about your emergency plan

The Team from Waikato Region Emergency Management

We're spending the week getting families to involve kids in their emergency plans. When kids are involved in learning about Waikato hazards, they are a massive help in responding to and recovering from emergencies.


Here are our top 5 tips for families:


 1 - Talk to your kids in an honest,… View more
We're spending the week getting families to involve kids in their emergency plans. When kids are involved in learning about Waikato hazards, they are a massive help in responding to and recovering from emergencies.


Here are our top 5 tips for families:


 1 - Talk to your kids in an honest, but not scary, way about what might happen in an emergency, what you can do to keep safe, and what your plan is for if you can’t get home. The more involved they are, the less scared they will be if an emergency does happen.



2 - Make a list of the people who could help you and those who might need your help in an emergency. Write their numbers down in case.



3 - Contact your school or daycare and find out what their emergency plans are. Where will they go if they are evacuated? Who will look after the kids until you get there? Give the school or day care a list of three people who can pick the kids up if you can’t get there.


4 - Make a list of supplies you might need at home and in your car – have a getaway bag for everyone, with warm clothes, snack food, water, ID, radio, torch and batteries.



5 - Visit www.happens.nz... to work through an emergency plan with your family.



And the new interactive website for kids, What’s the Plan, Stan? will be launched tomorrow. :)

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