Current Status:
No incidents.

This is the perfect time to make sure you are prepared for an emergency.

Explore the map to the rightbelow for information on Tsunami Zones, Snow Levels, Fault lines and more
Important maps for your information
Check out our Tsunami Map for Southland here
Check out our Flood Map here

Or for a more interactive experience...

How to use our web Information & Emergency Situation Map

Did you know that our situation map is loaded with useful information about specific hazards in Southland?

  • By simply clicking on the icon that looks like a stack of papers, “Layers List” (see fig 1) you get to open the layers feature which allows you to activate different layers on the map.
  • By ticking e.g. Tsunami Evacuation Zones (fig 2), you will see the map update with evacuation zones.
  • Zoom into the Invercargill/Riverton area and you will see the evacuation zones (fig 3).
  • Untick a layer to remove it from the map. This feature is very handy if you want to zoom in a specific area and get more useful information.

Click on the “Legend” icon (right of Layers icon see fig 4) and find out what all the symbols mean on the map.
Fig 1: Fig 2:
Fig 3: Fig 4:

The wind is forecast to be around until this afternoon. There are a number of power outages across the province. A good time to test your preparedness.
Strong Wind Warning for Southland, Fiordland, Stewart Island - Orange

Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Issued: 8:33am Sunday, 4th April 2021
Area: Southern Fiordland (south of Manapouri), Southland and Clutha
Valid: 8:00am Sunday to 1:00pm Sunday
Northwest winds, severe gale gusting 120 km/h in exposed places until early this afternoon. Note, a period of westerly gales are likely for coastal Southland during Monday morning.
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Hi everyone. It looks like we can expect some strong NW winds tomorrow.
Severe Weather Warnings
Issued at: 3:33pm Saturday, 3rd April 2021

Strong Wind Warning for Southland, Fiordland, Stewart Island - Orange

Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Issued: 3:32pm Saturday, 3rd April 2021
Area: Southern Fiordland (south of Manapouri), Southland and Clutha
Valid: 4:00am Sunday to 1:00pm Sunday
Northwesterly gales are forecast to be severe in exposed places, with gusts reaching 120 km/h.
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Karen Childs Catherine Patterson

Uole Dnev

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Samantha Beck

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Won't be tomorrow now Adrian Goodall

Jamie Burt

Nathan Dickens

Craig Ross

Jason Mcfadzien

Stephanie King

Jarrod Watt

Liz Hope maybe Monday?

Where is orange.

Inoke VI 💨

Already hit here nother bit of my tralis gne

Jake Turner might to windy to go for that ride tomorrow?

Peter Rustidge

Stay safe and keep your roof on!

Samantha Keene Michelle Keene

Nathan Wootten

Tanya Roy

Faye don’t start out too early ...

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FALL BACK FOR FALL

Daylight saving ends this weekend so dont forget to change your clocks back an hour for Sunday.

#daylightsavingsends #winteriscoming #fallbackforfall #darkness #happyeaster

 

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Chris Baylis

Sam Baylis

Check smoke alarms work too!!

And check you aren't living in bloody America. Its Autumn.

A big CONGRATULATIONS to our PIM (Public Information Management) Team for their work during the floods.

Last night at the Emergency Media and Public Affairs Awards our team won the Emergency Communication - Response Award.

This acknowledges the hugely successful response to the Southland floods. The response was to one of the largest floods on record in Southland and lead to the evacuation on over 5000 people, significant damage to farms, roads and other infrastructure as well as the largest air bridge rescues on record - with no lives lost.

Communication during the response received praise from the Government, including the Prime Minister, agencies and stakeholders involved, the locals affected and the news media.

#communication #EMPA #EmergencyManagementSouthland #Response #flooding #PIM #GoTeamImage attachment

 

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Congratulations team Southland. That’s awesome.

Well done team 👏 congratulations

Earned!

Awesome 🙂

Woo hoo CONGRATULATIONS

Congrats team. A job well done!

Awesome adrianne !

Congratulations!

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To report damage that has occurred due to an event or incident in your area, click the below button.

Information provided directly assists emergency personnel and hastens our response efforts.

Notifications
Important maps for your information
Check out our Tsunami Map for Southland here
Check out our Flood Map here

Or for a more interactive experience...

How to use our web Information & Emergency Situation Map

Did you know that our situation map is loaded with useful information about specific hazards in Southland?

  • By simply clicking on the icon that looks like a stack of papers, “Layers List” (see fig 1) you get to open the layers feature which allows you to activate different layers on the map.
  • By ticking e.g. Tsunami Evacuation Zones (fig 2), you will see the map update with evacuation zones.
  • Zoom into the Invercargill/Riverton area and you will see the evacuation zones (fig 3).
  • Untick a layer to remove it from the map. This feature is very handy if you want to zoom in a specific area and get more useful information.

Click on the “Legend” icon (right of Layers icon see fig 4) and find out what all the symbols mean on the map.
Fig 1: Fig 2:
Fig 3: Fig 4:

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The wind is forecast to be around until this afternoon. There are a number of power outages across the province. A good time to test your preparedness.
Strong Wind Warning for Southland, Fiordland, Stewart Island - Orange

Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Issued: 8:33am Sunday, 4th April 2021
Area: Southern Fiordland (south of Manapouri), Southland and Clutha
Valid: 8:00am Sunday to 1:00pm Sunday
Northwest winds, severe gale gusting 120 km/h in exposed places until early this afternoon. Note, a period of westerly gales are likely for coastal Southland during Monday morning.
... See MoreSee Less

Hi everyone. It looks like we can expect some strong NW winds tomorrow.
Severe Weather Warnings
Issued at: 3:33pm Saturday, 3rd April 2021

Strong Wind Warning for Southland, Fiordland, Stewart Island - Orange

Strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. Driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.

Issued: 3:32pm Saturday, 3rd April 2021
Area: Southern Fiordland (south of Manapouri), Southland and Clutha
Valid: 4:00am Sunday to 1:00pm Sunday
Northwesterly gales are forecast to be severe in exposed places, with gusts reaching 120 km/h.
... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

Clive Bradley

Karen Childs Catherine Patterson

Uole Dnev

Lindsay Thomas

Guy Dowding

Samantha Beck

😬

Won't be tomorrow now Adrian Goodall

Jamie Burt

Nathan Dickens

Craig Ross

Jason Mcfadzien

Stephanie King

Jarrod Watt

Liz Hope maybe Monday?

Where is orange.

Inoke VI 💨

Already hit here nother bit of my tralis gne

Jake Turner might to windy to go for that ride tomorrow?

Peter Rustidge

Stay safe and keep your roof on!

Samantha Keene Michelle Keene

Nathan Wootten

Tanya Roy

Faye don’t start out too early ...

+ View more comments

FALL BACK FOR FALL

Daylight saving ends this weekend so dont forget to change your clocks back an hour for Sunday.

#daylightsavingsends #winteriscoming #fallbackforfall #darkness #happyeaster

 

Comment on Facebook

Chris Baylis

Sam Baylis

Check smoke alarms work too!!

And check you aren't living in bloody America. Its Autumn.

A big CONGRATULATIONS to our PIM (Public Information Management) Team for their work during the floods.

Last night at the Emergency Media and Public Affairs Awards our team won the Emergency Communication - Response Award.

This acknowledges the hugely successful response to the Southland floods. The response was to one of the largest floods on record in Southland and lead to the evacuation on over 5000 people, significant damage to farms, roads and other infrastructure as well as the largest air bridge rescues on record - with no lives lost.

Communication during the response received praise from the Government, including the Prime Minister, agencies and stakeholders involved, the locals affected and the news media.

#communication #EMPA #EmergencyManagementSouthland #Response #flooding #PIM #GoTeamImage attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

Congratulations team Southland. That’s awesome.

Well done team 👏 congratulations

Earned!

Awesome 🙂

Woo hoo CONGRATULATIONS

Congrats team. A job well done!

Awesome adrianne !

Congratulations!

+ View more comments