How to prepare for floods

Published 07 Aug 2023

Our region is susceptible to a range of hazards - some present a higher risk than others. However, the most frequent emergency event we experience is flooding.

It’s important to find out from your local council if your home or business is at risk from flooding and what the response arrangement are.

You will find information about this on the Manawatū-Whanganui Civil Defence Emergency Management Facebook Group, which covers the Tararua District.

Otherwise, you can also get in touch with the Tararua District Emergency Management Officer by calling council. Contact details are at the bottom of this page.

  • Don’t forget to ask about:
  • What to do with your pets and livestock if you have to evacuate
  • How you can reduce the risk of future flooding to your home or business
  • Work out what supplies you might need and make a plan together.

The most important thing that you can do is Get Ready. It’s a good idea to have essential items on hand at home, in your car and at your workplace and talk to your family to create your own emergency plan.

The Get Ready website.