Natural disasters and other emergencies can happen at any time with little or no warning; at home, at the beach, at a party or at school.
When disasters and emergencies happen everyone should be prepared to handle them safely and effectively.
Some natural disasters can be predicted, giving residents enough warning to evacuate or take other safety precautions, but others can happen unexpectedly or go through rapid changes that suddenly put our homes, work places and schools in danger.
Many natural disasters can be predicted and tracked, but earthquakes and tsunamis tend to strike without warning.
Thoughtful planning and preparation can help ensure the safety of all residents including students and staff at schools should an earthquake occur during school hours, at home, at church, at a fete or elsewhere.