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Videos: Hawkes Bay natural hazards - get ready

Tuesday 15 October

1. Why We Have Earthquakes

Kate Boersen from East Coast LAB explains what tectonic plates are and how they are part of certain natural hazard processes.

2. Tsunami in Aotearoa

Andrew talks with Kate Boersen from East Coast LAB about what tsunami are and how they form. Check out the cool tsunami model which helps to explain how tsunami work.

3. Lessons From Past Earthquakes in Napier

When you are looking at natural hazards in the Hawkes Bay it’s hard not to go past the Napier earthquake. Back in 1931, Napier experienced a devastating earthquake. There were many lessons from this event and some surprisingly positive outcomes.

4. Responding to Tsunami

Everyone living on the coast needs to know where to go if there is a tsunami. Sometimes there is not enough time to know if an earthquake is offshore and can cause a tsunami. So, if an earthquake is long or strong and you are on the coast, where should you go? Rakei Ngaia from Hawkes Bay CDEM helps you find out.

Wednesday 16 October

1. St John's Role During Emergencies 

In a natural hazard emergency, there are going to be people needing medical attention. In this video you will find out about the role of St John Ambulance in a natural hazard emergency.

2. Fire and Emergency Services

Fire Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) is more than just putting out fires. Not all natural hazard emergencies will involve fire, but that doesn’t mean FENZ personal are not needed. They have a range of skills that are useful when natural hazard emergencies occur. In what other ways do you know of or think that Fire Emergency Services might help during a natural hazard emergency?

3. Police Work During Emergencies

Meet Senior Sergeant Bryan Smith from Napier Central Police Station. Hear from Sergeant Smith about the role Police play in a natural hazard emergency. You could also think about the role you need to play should you be involved in a natural hazard emergency.

4. Inside the Emergency Coordination Centre

Unlike the emergency services such as Fire, Police and Ambulance, Civil Defence is not an organisation that will go straight to the scene of the emergency. Rakei explains how the Emergency Management Office works to coordinate all the people and plans needed during a natural hazard emergency.

Thursday 17 October

1. Grab Your Go Bag

One emergency item you might want to think about putting together is a ‘grab and go’ bag. This is a bag that you can simply pick up and run out the door with, and that has some essential survival items in it. What things might you put in your grab and go bag?

2. Make a Plan

Have you had a kōrero with the whānau about your household plans for an emergency? Even if you already have a plan, it might be time to review it. There are a few things to consider when putting together an emergency plan.

3. ShakeOut with Taradale Intermediate School

Be part of the action at Taradale Intermediate for their ShakeOut earthquake drill and tsunami hikoi. I wonder how your own drill compares with theirs.

4. Learning from ShakeOut 2019

Andrew talks with some Taradale Intermediate students after their ShakeOut drill and tsunami hīkoi. 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.

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