Petone Central School

 

Tsunami

 

Response actions (as appropriate)

When a tsunami

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o Listen to your radio or TV for advice and information

o Don’t wait to be told to evacuate if a strong earthquake occurs. Evacuate if instructed to by Civil Defence.

  • A tsunami evacuation may be required following an earthquake. This will be signaled to the teachers and students by a number of short sharp rings of the school bell.

 

  • In the event of notification of a Tsunami risk or following an earthquake in which you cannot stand the school will evacuate to Maungaraki school via the Dowse drive over ramp.

 

  • Teachers will mark the class roll to ensure every child is accounted for.

 

  • Every attempt will be made to text/message parents including notification via our school facebook of action taken and when the school will re-open.

   

  • Teachers and staff will accompany and stay with the children until they are given approval to leave with parents or approved caregivers.

NOTE:

Parents should NOT come to school in the event of a tsunami evacuation.

o Take your disaster survival kit including the roll and contact details.