Severe weather and flooding

Friday 3 Feb - last updated 5:09 pm

A state of local emergency has been declared for Auckland due to severe weather.

A state of local emergency has been declared for the Coromandel following severe weather this week.

If life, health or property is in danger, call 111 immediately.

Local updates for Auckland are being provided at www.aucklandemergencymanagement.org.nz and on the Auckland Emergency Management Facebook.

Local updates for the Coromandel are being provided at www.facebook.com/ThamesCoromandelDistrictCouncil and www.tcdc.govt.nz

The National Emergency Management Agency has stood up its National Coordination Centre to support the response and coordinate any central government support that may be required.

Support available for Auckland and where you can get help

Information about what support is available for Auckland and where you can get help is provided in the All-of-government welfare factsheet. This factsheet has also been translated and is available in alternate formats.

Auckland severe weather welfare factsheet

Auckland Civil Defence Centres

Auckland Emergency Management have opened Civil Defence Centres for those who need to evacuate and cannot stay with friends or whānau.

The list of open centres is available at https://www.aucklandemergencymanagement.org.nz/major-incident/flooding-2023

Please bring with you any essential items you may need including medication, warm clothing and baby items.

Take your pets with you when you evacuate – if it's not safe for you, it's not safe for them.

Put safety first. Don’t take any chances. Stay out of flood water

Do not try to walk, play, swim, or drive in floodwater: even water just 15 centimetres deep can sweep you off your feet, and half a metre of water will carry away most vehicles. Flood water is often contaminated and can make you sick.

Keep children away from flood waters. It is not safe for them.

If you come in contact with floodwater, thoroughly clean hands, clothes and any property touched.

If your property has been damaged, please take pictures for your insurance company and contact them as soon as you can

Help others if it is safe to do so, especially people who may require special assistance.

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