In times of emergency, the Ashburton District Council will provide as much information to the community and visitors as possible through a variety of channels, including their website ashburtondc.govt.nz and on Facebook @AshburtonDC.
Radio stations are a vital means of getting the word out during a disaster event and are a great way to stay in the loop. Below is a list of radio frequencies for the district.
Newstalk ZB - 873AM
Hokonui FM - 92.5FM
Signing up to Gets Ready is also a great way for residents to stay connected and informed before, during and after an emergency. It's a tool that allows for real-time alerts to be sent during an emergency, lets people register skills, resources or aid that they can provide during an emergency, and helps prepare neighbourhoods to be part of a coordinated community response. Head to the website below to sign up - it's quick and easy to register - then spread the word!
The Hazard App is a free application for smartphones and tablets. The app helps you learn about, prepare and respond to hazards in New Zealand. The app provides useful information about hazards including floods, earthquakes, tsunami, fire, weather, pandemics and biosecurity risks. The Hazard App enables you to receive official emergency warnings and alerts according to your location or the locations of your friends and family.
Download the New Zealand Red Cross Hazard App for free from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store: Hazard App.
If life or property is at risk, dial 111 for emergency services.
Where to find local information during an alert
Contacting Ashburton District