Find emergency preparedness information in Easy Read.
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.
All of New Zealand is at risk of earthquakes. We can’t predict when one will happen, but we can protect ourselves and our whānau.
Find out what to do before, during and after an earthquake.
Floods happen often in New Zealand and can cause a lot of damage and loss of life.
Find out what to do before, during and after flooding.
Landslides can happen without warning. They are often triggered by heavy rain, earthquakes and, in some cases, human activity.
Find out what to do before, during and after a landslide.
Storms can happen any time of the year. They can bring strong winds, heavy rain or snow, thunder, lightning, tornadoes and rough seas.
Find out what to do before, during and after a storm.
All of New Zealand’s coastline is at risk of tsunami. Knowing the warning signs and the right action to take can help save lives.
Find out what to do before, during and after a tsunami.
Volcanic activity can include ashfall, falling rocks, hot gases and volcanic rock, lava flows, and massive mudflows.
Find out what to do before, during and after volcanic activity.
There are lots of different hazards in New Zealand.
Find out about other hazards and who manages them.
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.
Different agencies work together to manage emergencies and keep people safe.
Find out who does what in an emergency.
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.
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.
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.
If you have a disability or any requirements that may put you at greater risk in an emergency, find advice to get ready.
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.