The Hurunui District Council works hard to prepare local communities to respond as individuals and as a community to disasters by making detailed plans, conducting awareness programmes, training and exercising volunteers, and providing support coordination training for those community groups that will have roles in the event of a major disaster.
In times of emergency, the Hurunui District Council will provide as much information to the community and visitors as possible through a variety of channels, including their website hurunui.govt.nz and on Facebook @HurunuiDistrictCouncil.
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.
Compass FM - 104.9 FM or 103.7 FM
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.