Monday, February 26, 2024

Aucklanders urged to be vigilant as new flood threat looms

Auckland Emergency Management is urging Aucklanders to be vigilant and to have a plan in place as heavy downpours start to cross the region.

“An update from MetService confirms that the weather is sadly behaving as expected and there is currently a severe thunderstorm warning in place,” AEM said in a statement.

“A line of thunderstorms is bringing intense downpours and we are starting to see some surface flooding.

“Please continue to keep an eye out on MetService’s rain radar and if you feel unsafe, make a plan to leave. Do not wait for official instruction.

“If your home is in an area prone to floods or landslips, or you feel at all unsafe, consider staying with friends or whanau or alternatively, you can go to one of our Civil Defence Centres.”

You can find locations for Civil Defence Centres on the Auckland Emergency Management website – aem.org.nz.

If your life or property is in immediate danger, call 111.

To report flooding, call the council on 0800 22 22 00.

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