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Receiving emergency alerts

You can sign up to get emergency alerts from the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) through the Red Cross' Hazard App. 

Download the app

The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store

You can monitor up to five locations and determine what alerts you wish to receive for each location. 

What is the app

The Red Cross Hazards App has been implemented by the New Zealand Red Cross as a platform that provides information on hazards, what to do and users can receive alerts.

The Red Cross has made a video about the App and how to use it, view it on the Red Cross YouTube channel.

For more information see the Red Cross website: Hazard App 

What alerts will I receive? 

WREMO will only send alerts when there is a threat to life or significant disruption, that could affect all or part of the Wellington region.

Other notifications

The App has the option to get weather warnings from Metservice and earthquake notifications from Geonet. You can choose whether you wish to receive these notifications for each location you monitor.

What about alerts for other regions in New Zealand?

Other Civil Defence Groups around New Zealand are planning on using the Red Cross App to send alerts. You will need to contact the local civil defence to confirm whether they are using the Red Cross App to send alerts.

What to do if you get an emergency alert

When you receive an emergency alert from WREMO. Follow the advice from the alert and make sure you are safe. Then make sure your friends and family are safe by sharing the information on social media or text. 

How can I get information in an emergency?

In an emergency we have a team of people working to ensure up to date and consistent information is provided across: