Brad Scott to visit to talk about the Bay’s geological hazards
Following the widespread tsunami evacuation in March this year, the Bay of Plenty’s unique geology and the accompanying hazards have been top of mind for many residents.
So whether you are interested in the region’s unique geology and geography or want to make sure you understand how emergency warning systems work and what you can do to be prepared, then the informal speeches on 17 June will hit the mark.
Brad Scott is a Volcano Information Specialist – a geologist with a passion for volcanology and tectonics and a unique ability to explain it to a lay person. Brad is being hosted by the Ōpōtiki library, local blogger Aotearoa Rocks and Emergency Management Bay of Plenty to bring his insight to Ōpōtiki.
Following the March evacuations, Emergency Management Bay of Plenty have been even more focussed on ensuring the community in the Eastern Bay of Plenty knows where to go, and what they can do to be prepared in a tsunami event.
Meagan Edhouse, Emergency Management Bay of Plenty’s Community Resilience Advisor will also be making a presentation and said that the two talks will complement each other well.
“Brad is a great source of information on our geological hazards, how GNS monitors them and what their role is.
“Working alongside that, EMBOP can provide some practical information for individuals, whanau, marae, and businesses about what we can do to be prepared, the different ways you might get a warning, what happens during an event and what happens afterwards.
“I know that those with an interest in the geology of our region are hoping that Brad might get in a bit of a chat about rocks too,” Ms Edhouse said.
This free evening talk will be held at the Ōpōtiki Heritage Arts Hall on King Street, at 6.30pm, Thursday 17 June. For more information contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org