Severe Thunderstorm Watch Extended

Boaties and maritime vessels are asked to please avoid the waters surrounding Whakaari. There is nothing to see and it is a potential safety risk. There is no risk to residents on land. There is no ash fall expected to reach land as the eruption was too small to generate enough ash to reach the mainland.

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Get Ready

Disasters Happen! The good news is, it’s easy to make sure you, and the people and things you care about, are ready.

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Stay Informed!

There are many different ways you can stay informed about what is happening before, during and after an event. Find out more about how to stay informed and up to date.

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Check Your UPDATED Tsunami Evacuation Map

Bay of Plenty tsunami evacuation maps now look different.

If you live, work or play along our coastline, have a look at the updated maps. 

1. Evacuation zones are now BLUE

Instead of several different colours, our evacuation zones are now all blue. 

Blue Means Go: In a Tsunami, Get Out of the Blue!

2. Some zone boundaries have changed 

In a few parts of our coast, previous evacuation zone boundaries have changed.

Make sure you check the updated maps even if you were familiar with the previous ones. 

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions on the changes, click here.

To view the new maps, click here.

You can also find the new maps on the Tsunami boards in prone areas, at council service centres, or view the interactive map here.

Our advice on what to do in a tsunami stays the SAME

If you are in an evacuation zone (blue zone) and you feel a long or strong quake, move immediately inland or to higher ground. Don't wait for an official warning. 

Have a plan for where you will go. Walk or bike if you can, and take essentials like water, snacks and medications. 

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