In an emergency, public transport may not run, and roads and neighbourhoods may be blocked off.
If you can’t take your normal route home, how will you get there? Who will you go with? Where will you meet if your street is a no-go zone?
Agree on a meeting place if you can’t get home. It might be a school, a friend’s place or with whānau.
If you work away from home, find workmates who live in your area. In an emergency you could travel together.
Have a grab bag at work or in your car. It should have walking shoes, warm clothes, some snack food and a bottle of water. A torch, some batteries and a radio are useful too.
Give your school or early childhood centre a list of three people who can pick the kids up if you can’t get there.