Call to sign up

Central Otago residents are being encouraged to sign up for the "Gets Ready" civil defence initiative.

Gets Ready is a tool that will allow the Central Otago District Council to send real-time alerts during an emergency and lets people register friends or whanau who may need extra assistance in an emergency.

It also lets people register skills, resources or aid they can provide during an emergency and helps prepare neighbourhoods to be part of a co-ordinated community response.

It functions as both a website and mobile app.

Gets Ready was established in the Darfield community in the aftermath of the first Christchurch earthquake.

The Otago Civil Defence Emergency Management Group has signed Central Otago up to pilot the tool and hopes to roll it out across the Otago region.


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