In 2016 the Manawatu-Wanganui Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group as part of its review of the Group Plan carried out a risk analysis to identify the hazards for the Region.
In order to refine the results of the risk analysis the hazards ranked high, very high and extreme, of which there were 18, were then taken through a more in-depth risk evaluation process. The risk related to each of theses hazards was evaluated in terms of seriousness, manageability, and growth.
The top 10 hazards for our Region are:
Disasters can strike at any time and often without warning. We can't prevent disasters but we can take some simple steps to ensure we'll be able to cope. There are four basic steps to readiness:
Horizons facilitated the establishment of the CDEM Group in accordance with the Civil Defence and Emergency Management Act 2002.
As a member of the group our responsibilities include evaluating warning systems, implementing Civil Defence controllers' courses and operating as the Group Emergency Operation Centre. More information on the roles and responsibilities of Horizons and other agencies can be found in the CDEM Group Plan.
The members of our CDEM group include: