Tsunami Evacuation Zone Maps have been developed by Greater Wellington Regional Council, Kāpiti Coast District Council and Civil Defence, which identify the areas residents may need to evacuate in the event of a tsunami.
Each map has three evacuation zones: red, orange and yellow.
The red zone is the shore exclusion zone. In Kāpiti, this is the beach and sand dunes. This area represents the highest risk zone and is the first place people should evacuate from in any sort of tsunami warning (either formal and informal)
The orange zone is the area which is likely to be evacuated during official warnings and evacuations. The official warning will come from local Civil Defence Emergency Management agencies such as your local council.
In Kāpiti the orange zone is the dune area adjacent to the beach and the streets closest to the beaches and rivers - make sure you check the tsunami zone map of your area to find out what zone you're in.
The yellow zone identifies areas that need to evacuate for the largest possible tsunami. People should evacuate this zone in natural or informal warnings from local sources events such as a large local earthquake.
What do you need to know?
Overview of whole Kāpiti Coast area
The following maps contain specific details for a specific zone or area:
Know how far you need to go to get out of the tsunami evacuation zone - it's likely to be just 5 - 10 minutes walk.
Check your local map and time a mock evacuation, walking inland to the edge of the evacuation zone (keeping an eye out for any useful areas of higher ground as you go). Now you know what it'll take if you need to evacuate.
If you need to evacuate, it’s often best to go to friends or family in a safe area. Alternatively, tsunami assembly areas may be useful places to arrange to meet others.
Tsunami assembly areas
|Te Horo Community Hall, School Road|
Southward's, Otaihanga Road
Kāpiti Primary School, Rimu Road
|Raumati South Primary School, 54A Matai Road|
|Paekākāriki Primary School, Wellington Road|
In an emergency dial 111 for:
Ring this number if lives or property are at risk
04 296 4700 or 0800 486 486
Other emergency contact details: