Auckland still too complacent in disaster preparedness
Statistics New Zealand survey results show Auckland could be
better prepared in the event of an emergency.
are easy steps Aucklanders can take to become better
prepared says Jeremy Holman from Auckland Council Civil
Defence and Emergency Management.
Aucklanders are more prepared than they think, with items
like canned goods, battery radio or torch already available
in their homes.
“Take five minutes to have a
discussion with your whanau about where to meet in case of
an emergency, and find out what plans your community has in
place,” says Holman.
“More than forty
communities in the Auckland region have completed community
response plans so get in touch and find out what your
area’s plan is.
“Businesses are not exempt.
Complacency and lack of preparation is one of the top
reasons that most businesses fail to bounce back as quickly
as they could after an emergency. Don’t fail because you
failed to plan.”
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