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Monday, August 28, 2006

Civil Defence plans for major disaster

CD Civil Defence plans for major disaster

"Civil Defence and the Government are planning a major exercise to help prepare for a disaster in the Wellington region.

The scenario is based around an earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale, which would probably see the city cut off for several days.

Civil Defence and Emergency Management acting director Bruce Ferguson says the exercise will give them and other key departments valuable practice in how to deal with a disaster of that scale.

One of the key areas to be focused on is transport: how to get food, medical supplies and help into the region if roads, the harbour and airport are inoperable."

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