Make a household plan with your whānau to get through. Think about the things you need every day and work out what you would do if you didn't have them.

Make sure your home emergency plan also lines up with emergency plans for your work, school, and other places where you spend a lot of time.

Fill in the form then print it out, stick it on the fridge and make sure everyone knows the plan. Or save it as a PDF and email it to your whānau.

Before you start

Make sure you have considered all the needs of your household including:

My Household Plan

Who is this plan for?

Household members
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Is anyone disabled?

Will anyone in your household need help to evacuate or while stuck at home during an emergency? Does anyone rely on mobility or medical devices or other equipment? Does anyone rely on prescription medicine? Do they have supplies to last three days or more or alternatives if power is not available?

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Any babies or young children?

Do you have nappies, formula, etc. to last three days or more if shops and roads are closed? Do you have supplies in a grab bag* in case you need to leave in a hurry as well?

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Any pets?

Your animals are your responsibility. Make sure you include them in your emergency planning. Do you have food and water to last three days or more? Do you have cages or carriers to transport them and keep them safe? Do you have someone to collect and look after your animals if you can’t get home?

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Anyone else who might need help?

Are there any friends, family or neighbours who might need your help to get through an emergency or to evacuate?

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Useful contacts

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If we can’t get home

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Where will you meet if you can’t contact each other and aren’t together when an emergency happens? How will you get there?
Who will pick up the kids?
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If we can’t get hold of each other

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We will get updates by

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If we are stuck at home

Do we have emergency supplies?
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Do we know how to turn off water, power and gas?
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If we have no power

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If we have no water

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If we have to leave in a hurry

Do we have grab bags?
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Where will we go?
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Download a PDF template

Do you prefer to hand write your emergency plan? Feel free to download and print the PDF paper version of the Make a Plan template in English or Te Reo Māori.

You can also find the PDF template in 21 other languages.

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Download this PDF template to make an emergency plan with your whānau.
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Download this PDF template in Te Reo Māori to make an emergency plan with your whānau.

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Get your household ready

It’s up to you to make sure your household knows what to do and that you all have what you need to get through. Follow these easy steps to get your household ready.