What’s the Plan, Stan? is a resource to support schools, teachers, students, and parents to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare for emergency events.

Types of Emergencies

Floods, storms, earthquakes, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, and landslides can be frightening because they strike at any time and often without warning. Explore the types of emergencies below and learn better ways to prepare.

What are the Impacts?

Here are six impacts you may face in an emergency event. Our superheroes are here to explain how you can prepare for an emergency situation.

Stuck at home

1. Stuck at home

Your emergency supplies don’t have to be in a kit, but you might have to find them in the dark. Make sure everyone knows where the torches and batteries are.


Can't get home

2. Can't get home

Agree on a meeting place if you can’t get home. It might be the school, a friend’s place, or with whānau.


Have to evacuate

3. Have to evacuate

If you have to leave home, take your pets with you. If it’s not safe for you, it’s not safe for them.


4. No power

If the power goes out, eat the food from your fridge first, then your freezer, before you eat the food in the cupboard or your emergency kit.


No Water

5. No water

Keep your empty water, juice and fizzy drink bottles. Give them a good clean and fill them with water – 3 litres per person per day for 3 days.


No phone or internet

6. No phone or internet

Talk to your family about how you will get in touch and where you will meet up in an emergency if the phone lines and/or internet are down.