On May 17th, community members from the Takapuna-Devonport Local Board area attended an emergency preparedness workshop facilitated by Auckland Emergency Management (AEM). In this workshop AEM created a scenario of severe weather and flooding and participants planned a personal and community-wide response.
The feedback from the workshop was that participants felt more prepared for a severe weather event and also enjoyed meeting volunteers from other suburbs. This workshop was open to the public and there will be another later in the year, so if you’d like to attend, keep an eye on the ANCAD comms or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, the Resilient Communities work is gaining traction around the Auckland area. Agencies such as Community Constables, Community Patrol, St Johns and Neighbourhood Support are keen to provide as much community support as possible.
The work of ANCAD and the Sunnynook/Forrest Hill volunteers will be featured in two upcoming articles which we’ll link to the resilientaucklandnorth.org.nz website. In June, we have more community connections planned for the Devonport, Milford / Castor Bay and Belmont / Bayswater areas. If you’d like to get involved, please email me at email@example.com.