Earthquake Planning Guide

We’ve outlined the things you can do to prepare your household and community get through the challenging days safely, and as comfortably as possible.
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Earthquake Planning Guide (language versions)

Our Earthquake Planning Guide is available in 17 different languages.
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Store water

Have you thought about what you’d do for water after a major earthquake if the water network isn’t working? Storing water is the single best thing that people can do to help Wellington survive and thrive after a major earthquake is be prepared.
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Plan and Prepare Class

If you're not sure about your next step towards being better prepared for an emergency, the Plan & Prepare Class is for you! We offer free classes that will help you to help yourself, your household and your community when things get real.
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Volunteer in your community

Community members and volunteer organisations play a vital role in your community’s preparation for, response to, and recovery from an emergency. 
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Find out about how to get alerts from WREMO, and how you can keep up to date during an emergency.
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Connect with your neighbours

Connect with a few people on your street this weekend. Start with a simple smile and introduction. More and more research shows that communities that recovery best from natural disasters are those that have good social networks. 
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Keep up to date in an emergency

In an emergency there are a number of ways to keep up to date, or receive information.
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Make emergency toilets

In a disaster you may not be able to use your normal toilet if sewerage lines are broken or damaged. It’s easy to make and use an emergency toilet.
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Make a Grab Bag

A grab bag (or getaway kit) is a small backpack of essential items to grab if you have to quickly evacuate your home or workplace with little or no warning. It’s especially important if you will have to walk a long way to get home during an emergency.
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Make your home safe

There are some easy ways to make your property more resilient. If you are unable to do this yourself, get someone to help you.
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Things you can buy to help get prepared

Grab and Go

WREMO have partnered with Grab & Go to make getaway kits available at a reasonable price.
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Water tanks

WREMO has partnered with a New Zealand water tank manufacturer, The Tank Guy, to make a 200 litre water tank and kit available for $105 from your local council.
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