A Community Emergency Hub is a place for the community to gather and help each other during and after an emergency.
After an emergency, such as a major flooding event, the community will naturally come together to connect, to share their stories about their experience, find out information, offer assistance to those who need it, and look for assistance.
Community Emergency Hubs are pre-identified, community-led places that can support a community to coordinate their efforts to help each other during and after an emergency. Community Emergency Hubs will be opened and operated by people within the community, not official authorities, when there is a desire for the community to help itself. Auckland Emergency Management will advise and work with communities who wish to pre-identify a place, such as a church, sports club, hall, and plan to set up and operate a Community Emergency Hub after an emergency.