Listen to your radio
Sign up for emergency text alerts
In a civil defence emergency and if you are able, you can tune into TVNZ and TV3 for updates about what's happening around you.
Social media helps many people to keep in touch and also keeps people posted on what's happening. Facebook is also a good resource to help people in an emergency.
You can keep an eye out on the Bay of Plenty Civil Defence page or the Opotiki District Council Facebook page.