The four main things you can do to be prepared for a civil defence emergency are:
See the Get Thru website for more information about these points. See Porirua City Council's Emergency Management page for heaps of information about how to get prepared and links to other civil defence response organisations.
Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO)
WREMO provides Civil Defence Emergency Management services in support of the nine City, District, and Regional Councils of the Wellington region. A collaborative approach is necessary as many people live in one part of the region and work in another and will enable our communities to be better prepared and share resources to best effect. WREMO staff work throughout the region, operating from Emergency Management Offices at Porirua, Kapiti, and Masterton. WREMO seeks to build resilient communities, and build and maintain the structures, systems and teams that will enable our community to respond and recover from disasters.
Local Emergency Response Civil Defence Partners
See the following links for more information:
Titahi Bay's Civil Defence Centre
In the event of a major civil defence disaster or emergency, Titahi Bay's Civil Defence Centre is Titahi Bay School, in Kura Street. Civil Defence Centres, which are activated by volunteers, collect information about the impact of an emergency and pass that information to the Porirua Emergency Operations Centre. You can also go there to get information about what is happening. There is very little equipment at civil defence centres, so residents should plan and be prepared to look after themselves.
In an emergency, listen to your local radio station to hear which centres are open.
If there is a need, emergency shelters may be set up near affected areas to provide accommodation for a short time if homes are not habitable due to the emergency. You will be advised where they are as soon as they are available.
It is preferable that affected people stay with friends or family if at all possible - this will be more comfortable. Go to an emergency shelter only if there is no other choice.
Emergency Management for Your Dog
Ensure you have prepared a distaster kit for your dog and other pets to provide food, water, warmth and medicines. Make sure your dog wears the current registration tag and is microchipped and that you have both the tag and microchip number accessible. To download your free Disaster Pack for your dog, visit www.wspa.org.nz.
Other emergency information
Please view our Emergency contacts page for a list of other emergency numbers (such as the Police and Women's Refuge).
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