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Be prepared

Creating an emergency plan will help you to look after yourself and know that your family members are doing the same, especially if you are not together at the time of the emergency. 

Bay of Plenty Emergency Management can provide support and information to assist you in plan preparation.

Household emergency plan (117kb pdf)

Useful links

Never happens happens
GeoNet - Volcanic alert levels
Get ready get thru
What's the plan stan

Emergency alerts

There are different ways you can be alerted during an emergency by subscribing to emergency updates. You will be notified any time there is a change to the emergency status or advice on a specific event. New ways for alerting the public are currently being developed. It is likely these will be available sometime during 2014. Council will notify the public via its website and media sources when they are available. In the meantime please find below some options that are currently available.


Tsunami warning sirens

The highest land threat to Tauranga City from a tsunami is from a tsunami that is generated less than an hour from the coastline. Tsunami sirens are very unlikely to be much use in these events. The primary warning sign for such a tsunami is a severe earthquake. If the shaking knocks you over or if it lasts for more than 1 minute, it’s time to go. Don’t wait for anyone to tell you what to do. Please note that the Tauranga City Council cannot guarantee that the Emergency Updates will reach you during an Emergency due circumstances outside of our control, like infrastructure failure, which may interfere with the broadcasts.

Last Reviewed: 13/04/2018


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