Te Tai Tokerau iwi chairs have started talking about developing a collaborative civil defence plan to help their Northland people in future.
The region has suffered widespread damage caused by flooding.
Te Runanga o Te Rarawa chief executive Kevin Robinson said respective iwi were doing their bit and helping their tribal members.
But iwi chairs and their chief executives had started talking about how they could use iwi resources and better co-ordinate with local government, he said.
They wanted to look at the Marae which had generators and said they could be used by people who experienced extensive power outages.
Further talks on creating a civil defence strategy were expected to take place early next month, Mr Robinson said.