Recovery: What to do after a storm

This page provides storm recovery messages.

Listen to advice provided by your local Civil Defence Emergency Management Group and emergency services and follow any instructions.

If it is safe to do so, check in on neighbours, friends or whānau/family who may have been affected and offer support.

Stay away from damaged areas. Your presence might hamper rescue and other emergency operations and put you at further risk from the residual effects of floods, such as contaminated water, crumbled roads, landslides, mudflows, and other hazards.

Continue to stay up to date with the latest weather information from MetService.

Stay alert for extended rainfall and subsequent flooding.