If you are blind or have a visual impairment, plan for how an emergency might affect you. Find advice and audio information.

Be prepared if you have to evacuate

You may have to depend on others if you have to evacuate or go to an unfamiliar Civil Defence Centre.

  • If you have a guide dog, make sure you have a grab bag for them with food, medications, vaccination records, identification and harnesses.
  • Keep extra canes at home and in the workplace, even if you use a guide dog. Animals may become confused or disoriented in an emergency.
  • Trained service animals can stay in emergency shelters with their owners. 
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The Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind has advice on earthquake preparedness for people who are blind or have a visual impairment.

Audio files about hazards and what to do to be better prepared

Listen to audio recordings about the hazards we face in New Zealand and emergency preparedness.

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Listen to these audio recordings for people with sight impairment about different hazards.

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