Cantabs share quake survival tips

Cantabs share tips for coping in a quake

MICHAEL DALY
Last updated 14:24 29/05/2014
Civil Defence

Civil Defence talks to people on the street to see what worked for them during a major event like the Canterbury quakes.

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Civil defence officials hope advice from people who lived through the Canterbury earthquakes will help prepare others to cope with an emergency.

They are making five short videos in which people talk about their quake experiences, with tips on the things that helped them get through.

The first video, for which people were interviewed at the Lyttelton market one Saturday morning, is ready.

It includes advice on ways to keep children calm during the shaking, looking after pets, the importance of cash, being prepared with sufficient petrol, water and food, and having a gas barbecue. There is a tip about the need to be able to open automatic garage doors when the power is cut.

"The video is really about using the experiences of Canterbury people in the quakes to hear what they say about getting ready for an emergency," Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management Group community resilience co-ordinator Jessica Petersen said.

It was another avenue to get out information.

"Some people will listen to officials and others are more likely to listen to people they know who have been through an emergency," she said.

The other four videos included one focused on children and another on the importance of friends and family, Petersen said.

Filming was also done in New Brighton, Rangiora and the Re:Start mall.

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