Planning on heading to the beach this summer? Whether you're going away or staying home, there are a few things you can do to get summer ready.
Tsunami don't have a season, but knowing the warning signs and the right action to take can help save lives. If you feel an earthquake that's Long or Strong, Get Gone. Evacuate out of all tsunami evacuation zones.
So wherever you are this summer, make sure you know your zone.Find your tsunami evacuation zone
If you're at home, you probably have most of the things you need already. You don’t have to have them all in one place, but you might have to find them in a hurry and/or in the dark.
If you have special dietary needs, make sure you have enough to last three days at home.
Don't forget that you and your neighbours can help each other by sharing supplies too.
If you're going away this summer, make sure you have what you need. You might not be able to get home or you might be stranded in your car for some time.
Your car should have:
Summer can bring all kinds of weather. Make sure you're ready in case severe weather hits this holidays.
MetService have up-to-date weather forecasts. Before you travel, make sure you check the forecast.Check your weather forecast
Plan your journey with Waka Kotahi. See what traffic updates or delays are on your route.Plan your journey
If you're heading away, make sure your property is prepared for severe weather. Tie down or remove anything outside that could become a damaging missile or break in strong winds.
MetService provides land-based severe weather alerts. These are issued through a system of Outlooks, Watches and Warnings. Check what weather alerts are in place for where you are.Check for weather alerts
It's important to know the different ways you can stay informed during an emergency, no matter where you are. Do you know which radio frequency to tune into?See how you can stay informed
Summer heat brings increased fire risk. Fire and Emergency New Zealand have a three-step tool to let you know whether it’s safe to light a fire, and if you’ll need a fire permit.Check before you light a fire