Civil Defence Emergency​​Earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, storms … being prepared and knowing how a particular emergency is unfolding will help us stay safe.  Following last week’s earthquakes and tsunami warning there is still a threat of a tsunami should there be a large after-shock. Perhaps, then, it’s a good time to review what happens before, during and after a civil defence emergency.  We endeavour to provide timely information that will keep you and your family safe, however, we ask that you also take your own steps to ensure your safety.​Official communication channels​Stay up-to-date with latest news and announcements by tuning into your local radio station, TV, website or social media channel​Official website and social media​Waitaki District page on the​ Otago ​Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group website​.

Waitaki District Council​ Facebook page;​

Take Action​​​If you believe your safety could be compromised please take action, eg self-evacuate/drive to higher ground.​ If possibe, stay in touch with official updates (a transitor radio can be useful).​​Be Prepared​​There are simple steps you can take to be prepared for a civil defence emergency. Visit ​Otago ​Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group website​ to find out how.​

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