People enjoying the Bay of Plenty coast will notice a change to the region’s tsunami evacuation maps this summer.
The Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group has updated the region’s tsunami evacuation maps to be consistent across all councils: digital maps and printed signs/boards will look different.
The main difference is that we have stopped using red, orange, and yellow for evacuation zones. Our updated maps have a single blue evacuation zone.
We have made it easier to find out if people are in a tsunami evacuation zone: people can scan a QR code for ‘you are here’ information.
We are asking people to check their updated maps so they are familiar with any changes before heading to the coast this summer.
A Tsunami can be triggered by large submarine or coastal earthquakes, underwater landslides, large coastal cliff or lakeside landslides or underwater volcanic eruptions.
The coastal areas of the Western Bay could be inundated by a tsunami.