“Get Ready Get Thru” week focuses on raising awareness of the hazards we face in New Zealand, it teaches people how to act in a weather related disaster and how to prepare for them.
Due to its location and environment, New Zealand faces many potential disasters. In some cases, such as a weather related or volcanic disaster, there may be time for a warning.
But an earthquake or a tsunami close to land could strike without warning.
All disasters have the potential to cause disruption, damage property and take lives. So it's vital that you prepare now.