Upper Hutt, with a population of 42,500, is one of the two cities that fill the Hutt Valley.
While the main areas of development lie along the Hutt River valley floor, the city extends to the top of the Rimutaka saddle and into the Akatarawa Valley.
The western edge of the Hutt Valley has the same fault line that passes through central Wellington, posing a major threat of earthquake-related damage (including landslides).
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Community Emergency Hubs are about the community coming together to do what it can to help each other - people helping people with what they have available.
While Upper Hutt does not have a coastline and will not be directly affected by any tsunami it is still important to know what to do should you be near the beach or harbour.
If you feel an earthquake that is either longer than a minute OR strong enough that it’s hard to stand up, then get to high ground, out of all zones (past the blue line), as soon as the shaking stops!
If there is an official warning, then evacuate from the zones (red, orange or yellow) stated in the warning.
If there is a tsunami alert, one simple thing you can do is open your home to host family and friends who may have been evacuated.