Community organisations prepared for disaster in Dunedin this
About 15 community groups attended a disaster preparedness
workshop at Dunedin Central Community Link on Thursday.
Dunedin Council of Social Services executive officer Sue
Russell said the discussion stressed the importance of
community groups becoming better prepared to make decisions
if a disaster struck.
Self reliance, information and networks, and creating a plan
and sharing it with staff were key to being prepared, she
Civil Defence, Red Cross Otago, Neighbourhood Support and
Southern District Health Board emergency management were some
of the key agencies making presentations at the workshop.
The community groups also worked on a guide to help
businesses prepare practices to survive, and potentially
thrive, in a crisis, she said.