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Auckland still too complacent in disaster preparedness

Statistics New Zealand survey results show Auckland could be better prepared in the event of an emergency.

There are easy steps Aucklanders can take to become better prepared says Jeremy Holman from Auckland Council Civil Defence and Emergency Management.

“Many 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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