Faster, Safer Tsunami Evacuation Workshop: Ōtaki
Date: Thursday 12th October 2023
Time: 6:30pm - 8pm
Location: Ōtaki Memorial Hall, Main Street, Ōtaki
If a large earthquake or tsunami happened now, would you know what to do? Do you have great local knowledge and want to contribute to tsunami evacuation planning?
Come along to WREMO’s workshops and find out more about your tsunami risk!
Learn how the latest computer models of tsunami evacuation can help identify safer and quicker evacuation routes for people who live and work in tsunami-prone areas in the upper part of the Kāpiti Coast.
Developed by scientists from GNS, the models simulate the movement of people who have self-evacuated on foot after a long or strong earthquake that could have caused a tsunami. The models can be used to plan quicker and safer evacuation routes, avoiding congestion.
Working together as a community, we can identify local evacuation routes that could save precious time after a tsunami-causing earthquake. You can help identify evacuation routes that are not on the model to improve our community preparedness, while also giving feedback on the suitability of the routes shown.
This is also a great opportunity to ask questions of our hazard experts Iain Dawe (Senior Policy Advisor, Hazards, Greater Wellington Regional Council) and William Power (Senior Geophysicist, GNS)