Find out why they’re going off
In an emergency the sirens will sound continuously and the siren alerts you to a tsunami warning or the potential for serious flooding.
Go to our emergency status information page - accessed directly from our homepage www.huttcity.govt.nz in an emergency.
Listen to a radio stations including:
- National Radio 567 AM, 101.3 FM, 104.5 FM
- The Breeze 94.1 FM, 98.5 FM
- Classic Hits 90.1 FM
- More FM 95.3 FM, 99.7 FM
- Newstalk ZB 1035 AM
- Radio Live 98.9 FM, 1233 AM
Watch TV for news broadcasts and civil defence information
Contact family and friends to pass information to them, especially if they may be at risk
We test the sirens each year
Our 16 sirens throughout Lower Hutt are sounded annually for two minutes to help you know what they sound like and remind you of the actions to take upon hearing them.
Get text alerts for you organisation too
Any business, school, community or neighbourhood group can sign up with the Hutt Valley Emergency Management to receive emergency text alerts. You need to supply your organisation's name, a contact person's name, an email address and a phone number to register.
Register by emailing emergency management or by phoning the Hutt Valley Emergency Management Office on 04 570 6666.
Individuals will soon be able to sign up for emergency text alerts.