Being prepared for the potential impact of an emergency is important for every whānau, in every region across the country. While different kinds of emergency events happen in different locations, being prepared is something we all need to do. What’s the Plan, Stan? can help develop plans so that you’ll be ready no matter what happens.
Make a plan with your family to get through an emergency. Think about the things you need every day and work out what you would do if you didn’t have them. Talk about:
Visit Never Happens? Happens to make a plan
Your whānau can all help prepare for an emergency:
Practising what to do in an emergency event is important as it helps you and your whānau become familiar with what you need to do.
Practice the immediate response in an emergency, for example:
Also think about what to do with your pets and/or livestock during an emergency event:
As well as practising what to do in an emergency, discuss with your whānau and neighbours what to do after an emergency event
To help with planning, consider the impacts you could face at home and in your community. See Never Happens? Happens under What are the Impacts
Make a plan with your family that includes what to do if you can’t get home, who can help you, and who might need your help. Involve children in decision making and remember to think about pets.
Do you have the things you need to get through an emergency if you can’t leave home to get supplies, or if you have to leave your house in a hurry? Everyone can help to identify supplies and where they are. Think also about fixing and fastening objects that could fall to ensure that you keep safe during an emergency. Ensure that you have a secure place to be after the event.
Do you know the hazards and what to do in an emergency? Emergency events almost always happen unexpectedly. Be prepared for the impact of emergency events – and let our I.M.P.A.C.T team and your children lead the way.