Friday, February 11, 2011

A thin blue line

So the residents of Island Bay have been working alongside Wellington City Council’s Emergency Management Office (WEMO) and GNS Science to help prepare the community for a tsunami - and discussions have resulted in a "blue line safe zone" concept.

This will see a series of blue lines painted across some streets throughout the suburb marking the tsunami safety zone. Once you cross the line and move uphill you are likely to be safe from tsunami.

“The line indicates where the safety zone would start if there was a tsunami generated by a large local earthquake,” Emergency Preparedness Manager, Fred Mecoy says.

“The idea behind it was to clearly mark out a safe zone and to create something that would encourage word-of-mouth interest in the community and ongoing education about tsunamis.”

An article on Stuff shows what they look like -

So what do you think? Would it be a good idea for Porirua? We'd love your feedback.

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