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Mt Vic to get special screening of ‘Aftershock’

Dec 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Mt VICTORIA’S closely-packed wooden houses turned into a flaming inferno with no water and no fire fighters to quench the flames?

The traffic tunnel collapsed, trapping cars and people inside?

Far fetched? Not necessarily, says Bill Southworth, committee member of New Crossways Community Centre.

The centre is to hold a public screening of the film Aftershock, which featured on television earlier in the year. 

The film hypothesises what Wellingtonians would have to cope with if a major earthquake was to hit the city.

“What many people do not realise is that water may be off for weeks, if not months, if the city’s water pipes are smashed in a major earthquake,” Mr Southworth says.

“Access to food and medical care may be impossible. Each family must look after itself for days and even weeks.”

Civil Defence recommend people should prepare by following the recommendations in the back of the Yellow Pages, storing emergency water and rations.

Following the film there will be drinks and a discussion about civil defence in Mt Victoria.

Aftershock: New Crossways Community Centre, Thursday 4 December, 6 Roxburgh St, 7.30pm

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