The last week has been something of a wakeup call for the country, as we’ve seen a neighbouring nation collapse in the face of a force of nature – with Tropical Cyclone Pam devastating much of Vanuatu, and especially its capital, Port Vila.
In light of this we wanted to know how many of our readers are prepared for an emergency situation – in whatever capacity it arrives.
We asked the question in this week’s poll “Do you have an emergency supply kit?” and the results were surprising, to say the least!
just under 50% of our readers responded yes – leaving the other half of kiwis either without one, or in the process of getting an emergency kit together.
For an idea of what kind of things an emergency kit should contain, head to getthru.govt.nz – where there is a handy PDF checklist, and a comprehensive guide for assembling a kit of your own.
Some of the suggestions are as follows:
And for personal needs:
Stay watching this space for our new poll coming tomorrow morning!
– Drew Chappell, WeatherWatch.co.nz