“We Have a Matter of Possibly Minutes” – Civil Defence

Written by on June 19, 2020

TCDC Civil Defence Controller Gary Towler talked to CFM post-earthquake this morning.

He said if the earthquake had been closer and larger along the Tonga Kermadec Trench then we have possibly minutes before a tsunami hits the Coromandel Peninsula.

Towler said that if there was an imminent tsunami threat, Civil Defence can activate the 30 odd sirens on the peninsula immediately.

To hear more on this and the new in home alert systems listen to the interview below:


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