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Winter storms are reminders of the need to be prepared for emergencies large or small, says Taranaki Civil Defence.
“We’ve seen how stormy weather can disrupt power supply and transport links,” says David Leask, an Alternate Controller for the Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.
“We’re urging Taranaki people to think how they’d look after themselves and their loved ones if essential services are suddenly unavailable – be it in a localised event or large-scale disaster. Check your emergency kits and getaway kits, and to talk to your household about what everyone would do if disaster struck."
Get the family together and decide:
A household emergency kit should include:
In case evacuation is needed, the household getaway kit should include:
“It doesn't take too much effort to get kits and plans sorted, and you'll be glad you took the time if and when a disaster does occur,” says Mr Leask.
For more information, go to www.getthru.govt.nz.