Readiness: Get prepared to respond to storms

This page provides storm readiness messages.

Make and practise your emergency plan, make a grab bag and have emergency supplies.

Stay up to date with the latest weather information from MetService, Te Ratonga Tirorangi, New Zealand’s National Weather Service. Pay attention to Watches and Warnings, which are also available on the MetService mobile app.

Make a list of items to bring inside or tie down when strong winds are forecast. A list will help you remember anything that can be broken or picked up by strong winds.

Identify a safe location in your whare/home for household members to gather during a thunderstorm. This should be a place away from windows, skylights, or glass doors, which can be broken by strong winds or hail and cause damage or injury.

Keep materials at hand for repairing windows, such as tarpaulins, boards and duct tape.

If you have livestock, know which paddocks are safe to move livestock away from floodwaters, landslides and power lines.