No current emergency
Are you prepared?
Being prepared for a disaster
It's important that you're prepared for a disaster. Get ready now so that you're better prepared to cope on your own for up to 3 days or more.
As a minimum, everyone needs:
♦ enough food in your home to last 2-3 days.
♦ know where to get water, if your usual supply is not available.
♦ alternative lighting - a torch with spare batteries or a wind up one, gas lantern or light-sticks.
♦ a battery operated or wind up radio and spare batteries - don't forget your car radio as a last resort.
♦ a first-aid kit, make sure you have essential medications.
♦ blankets, survival blankets or warm waterproof clothing.
♦ alternative cooking methods - BBQ or gas cooker.
♦ to store important family documents where you can get them easily
♦ an emergency plan - where to meet family and how to contact one another if separated.
Rain and river levels - check environmental monitoring
For local road conditions - check our road updates
For state highway updates - go to NZTA's website(external link)
For latest weather forecast - go to the Metservice website(external link)
We will broadcast over these stations during an emergency: 945 kHz AM - Talkback ZB | 585 kHz AM - Radio Ngati Porou | 90.9 FM - ZGFM | 98.1 FM - Radio Ngati Porou | 98.9 FM - More FM (Urban Gisborne) | 90.1 FM - More FM (rural areas) | 94.9 FM - Radio Live | 95.7 FM - Turanga FM | 88.5 FM - Uawa
Review of our CDEM function
An internal review of Tairawhiti Civil Defence and Emergency Management was carried out in December 2018. Here's a summary of the 40 recommendations presented to the CDEM Meeting 9 May 2019(external link)