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Civil Defence

Te Rakau Whakamarumaru

Waikato District Council Civil Defence

Get Ready, Get Thru

Disasters can happen quickly, and we can’t prevent them but there are steps everyone can take to reduce their impact and recover quickly. It is important to know what you must do before you have to do it.

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.

For more information including information on how to get ready go to

Waikato Civil Defence

The Waikato District Council is part of the Waikato Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group.

The role of the group is to work in partnership with communities to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of emergency management within the Waikato region.