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The Waikato region is a large area and has a wide range of hazards that could affect you and your family or flatmates

Earthquake: We have a number of fault lines in the region, and soils that are prone to movement. Remember to drop, cover, and hold. Read more...

Tsunami: If you live near the coast you could be affected by Tsunami. This could be a distant tsunami which takes 3 or more hours to reach shore, or a local tsunami which takes less than 1 hour. Read more...

Flooding: Our region is prone to flooding, and we have many rivers, streams, and flood plains. Pay attention to weather warnings and be prepared to evacuate if you’re in a flood prone area. Read more...

Volcanic Eruption: The central plateau volcanoes (Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngaruahoe) are dormant volcanoes and could erupt. We could also be affected if Taranaki erupts. Read more...

Severe Weather: The Waikato is perfectly positioned to be affected by severe weather. This can be heavy rain, high winds, storm surges and tornado. Read more...

What's your plan?

Just a few simple steps can make sure your house or flat is prepared for a disaster. You and your family or flatmates will need up to three days worth of supplies. Read more

Hazards in the Waikato

Choose a disaster and find out how much you know in this fun online quiz. It's a great way for kids and adults to learn about hazards in the Waikato. Try it now!

Are you ready?

Just a few simple steps can make sure your house or flat is prepared for a disaster. You and your family or flatmates will need up to three days worth of supplies. Read more

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