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Q. What can we do to be safe?

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 Answers to your Questions:

Q. How does someone prepare self should a hazardous event occur?

A. Knowledge and education is the best way to be prepared for any natural hazard event.  If you have a good idea of what to expect, have a good survival kit (with enough to survive for at least three days) and a plan with your family, then you should be well prepared.

 

Q. What can we do to be safe?

A. The best way to keep safe is to know what to do. If there is a big earthquake (hard to stand up in), a long earthquake (a minute or more), you see the ocean recede or you hear very loud noises coming from the sea, evacuate!  Go inland 2kms or 35 metres above the sea. Identify where you would go if you were at home with your family, at your local beach, at school or at work and practice your evacuation route.  Agree on a safe meeting place with your family.

 

Q. What do you do if the sea rumbles?

A. Evacuate.  This can mean a tsunami is coming.

 

Q. How long do you need to stay up the hill.

A. If no tsunami has arrived after an hour you can go back home.  If a tsunami does come then wait at least an hour after the last wave before you go back.

 

Q. Will there be an alarm?

A. If the tsunami is coming from Hikurangi the only warning will be a big earthquake (hard to stand up in), a long earthquake (a minute or more), you see the ocean recede or you hear very loud noises coming from the sea. If the tsunami is coming from Chile there will be plenty of warning and you will be evacuated by Civil Defence.  

 

Q. How many times does the emergency siren go?

A. Check with your local civil defence about your warning systems.  In a local tsunami a big earthquake (hard to stand up in), a long earthquake (a minute or more), the ocean receding or very loud noises coming from the sea will be your only warning