Tuesday 16 October
1. Emergency Alerts
Communication technology plays an important role in emergency preparedness and management. In today’s first video, Dan Neely and Graham Leonard share some of the key websites, networks, and apps that you can follow, tune into, or download when preparing for or responding to an emergency.
2. What to do During an Earthquake
You’ve probably heard it, seen it, and hopefully practised it – drop cover hold is the immediate action to take if you feel an earthquake. For a reminder of what to do, watch this video where Dan Neely and Graham Leonard take you through and explain all the steps to take. They also show what to do if you are in a wheelchair or similar, or if you are outside and in the open.
3. If It's Long or Strong, Get Gone!
In a local earthquake, the only tsunami warning you will receive is the earthquake itself. In this video, Dan Neely and Graham Leonard go over the plan that if you’re near the coast during an earthquake and the shaking is either long or strong, then you need to get gone!
4. Emergency Water Supply
Today’s final video covers the importance of having an emergency water supply. After a large earthquake or other natural hazard, water may not come out of the tap – so you need to have an emergency water supply. I wonder how much you need to store.
Wednesday 17 October
1. Everybody Needs Good Neighbours
In today’s first video, Dan Neely and Graham Leonard chat with their neighbour, Dave. It is said that most people are rescued during an emergency by the people who are there at the time. At home, your neighbours are your first and best source of support. You might like to think about getting to know your neighbours if you don’t already. You might need their help, or they might need yours.
2. Fix, Fasten, Don't Forget
Take a look around Dan and Graham’s place to see some the ideas they have for making it safer. Making your home safer will reduce the damage during an earthquake. It might also allow you to stay in your home, even if it is a bit messed up. After watching the video, think about some parts of your house that you could get your parents or caregivers to check. More information is available on the EQC website under Be Prepared.
3. Make a Household Plan
Do you have a plan? Is there a place where everyone in your family knows to meet at different times of the day should an emergency happen? After a natural hazard emergency, you might not be able to use your phone, send an email or use social media. It is a good idea to plan now for when you can’t communicate. These ideas and others are discussed while sitting around the dining table with Dan Neely and Graham Leonard.
4. Camping at Home
In today’s final video, Dan talks about the idea of camping at home if you need to. Your house is already full of emergency items disguised as everyday things! The blankets on your bed, the clothes in your closet, and food in the kitchen. They are all useful items you can use in emergencies. Camping equipment like tents, sleeping bags, mattresses, barbeques, may also come in handy during an emergency. What do you have at home that might be helpful during an emergency?
Thursday 18 October
1. ShakeOut 2018
Be part of the action at Island Bay School for their ShakeOut earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi. I wonder how your own drill compares with theirs.
2. Lessons from ShakeOut
Andrew talks with some Island Bay School students after their ShakeOut drill. He asks how they think the exercise went, quizzes them about the need to practice, and questions the sorts of things to do and not to do during an earthquake drill.
3.Island Bay Community Emergency Hub
Andrew talks with Island Bay School principal Deborah Fenton. They discuss how the school is an emergency hub for the whole community, and about communication to families regarding emergency information.
4. Are You Prepared?
Graham Leonard summarises the key advice for you all following the activities from this week. When you watch the video, it might be a good idea to think about some areas of preparedness that you might need to work on with your whānau.