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Tuesday 26 May 2015

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Posted Date: Friday 15 May 2015

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Get Ready for Winter

With winter approaching the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is using social media to help make sure New Zealanders are prepared. A series of tweets and facebook posts will be shared at the end of May to highlight the importance of learning about disasters, having a household emergency plan, having emergency survival items and preparing a getaway kit. Director CDEM Sarah Stuart-Black said floods were New Zealand’s number one hazard in terms of frequency, losses and number of states of local emergency declared. “Snow can also have a significant impact. It only takes a few centimetres on a road to make driving dangerous. In large quantities, snow can immobilise regions by disrupting communications, transport and supply lines, hampering the operation of emergency services, and increasing the risks to the most vulnerable members of the community.” She says communities can help themselves to reduce the impact of winter flooding, storms and snow events by determining their risk now and getting their household ready. We will be sharing these tips on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so keep an eye out for them or visit the links on our page.

ShakeOut 2015 has launched! On October 15th 2015 at 9.15am there will be a national earthquake drill. Civil Defence are urging everyone in New Zealand to register to participate in the drill through www.shakeout.govt.nz .

On this time and date everyone participating will drop, cover and hold and practise the right actions to take before, during and after an earthquake.

Visit the website to register and learn more.

LATEST NEWS: Date: 5 May 2015
MCDEM ShakeOut media release |



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