Protecting your health in an emergency
This section includes information for before, during and after an emergency on water, food safety, getting rid of rubbish, disposing of sewage, accommodation, looking after yourself, hazardous substances, volcanic ash and pests.
The most likely causes of civil emergency in New Zealand are:
- storms (cyclones, tornadoes)
- forest fires
- volcanic eruptions
- tsunamis (tidal waves).
This section has 3 parts that tell you how you can protect your health in an emergency.
Information to help you work towards being ready if a disaster happens.
Advice on what to do during an emergency, such as a flood or volcanic eruption.
It may take time to get everything back to normal after an emergency. This page has advice on how to take care of yourself and your family afterwards.