Tsunami evacuation zones

Bell Block 

Bell Block 

New Plymouth

New Plymouth

Oakura

Oakura

Onaero

Onaero

Opunake

Opunake

Patea

Patea

Tongaporutu

Tongaporutu

Urenui

Urenui

Waitara

Waitara

Waiwhakaiho

Waiwhakaiho

Red Zone: The Red Zone is the beach and marine environment (including harbours, rivers and estuaries), and some very low lying areas. You should always evacuate this area if there is any sort of tsunami warning, whether that warning comes from unofficial sources, official warnings, or immediately after any long or strong earthquake.

Orange Zone: The Orange Zone would be evacuated if there was a medium to large tsunami threat. This may be from a tsunami sources more than one hour of travel time away from the mapped location. Alerts (radio, text, Red Cross Hazard app) and evacuation advice would be issued by Civil Defence Emergency Management and distributed to the public. Evacuate this area when instructed to or immediately after any long or strong earthquake.

Yellow Zone: : The Yellow Zone is the largest area that would need to be evacuated in the event of a maximum-impact tsunami. This may be from a tsunami sources less than one hour of travel time away from the mapped location. Evacuate this area if there is any sort of tsunami warning, whether that warning comes from unofficial sources, official warnings, or immediately after any long or strong earthquake. The earthquake may be the only warning of a tsunami, so do not wait for further instructions, notifications or advice, evacuate immediately to outside the evacuation zones after the shaking has stopped.