Find emergency preparedness information in Easy Read.

Before, during and after an emergency

In New Zealand we have a lot of natural hazards. Earthquakes, floods, landslides, severe weather, tsunami, volcanic activity, and other hazards can happen any time and often without warning.

Find out what to do before, during and after a natural hazard and learn about who manages other hazards in New Zealand.

Look after your mental wellbeing

Experiencing a disaster can be overwhelming. It’s normal for you and your whānau to feel upset and physically drained during and after an emergency event. 

Find out how you can look after your mental wellbeing in an emergency.

Who does what in an emergency

Different agencies work together to manage emergencies and keep people safe.

Find out who does what in an emergency.

Talk about the impacts

Understanding the impacts of an emergency can help you get through.

Find out about the possible impacts of an emergency and what you can do to get ready.

Work out what supplies you need

In an emergency, you may be stuck at home for three days or more.

Find out what supplies you might need and make a plan to work out what you need to get through.

Make a plan

Emergencies can happen anytime, anywhere, and often without warning. It is important to make emergency plans so you know what to do when an emergency happens.

Advice for disabled people

If you have a disability or any requirements that may put you at greater risk in an emergency, find advice to get ready.

Make your home safer

We can't predict disasters, but we can prepare for them. One of the best places to start is with your home.

Find out what you can do to make your home safer.

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