Alert in effect:

MAYORAL RELIEF FUND - NOW OPEN

Details: The Southland Mayoral Relief Fund is now open and available to help Southlanders impacted by the 3 February floods. Last week the fund was boosted by a $100,000 contribution from the Government and the public have also been donating. Invercargill City Council will also consider topping up the fund at an extraordinary council meeting on Monday. “This fund will be able to support our people with what they need in the form of a one-off payment. We are seeing many local people who have suffered hardship or been disadvantaged as a result of the flooding. Having this fund available will certainly make life easier for them,” Emergency Southland Controller Angus McKay says. “If a local resident, business or organisation has been impacted by the floods, and cannot get support anywhere else, more... they will be able to apply.” “The fund was originally set up to assist people to recover from the extensive 1984 Southland floods. It’s appropriate that we use the fund to help local people impacted by the latest floods on 3 February.” Criteria for applications and further information on the fund, including information on how to apply, can be found on the Mayoral Fund page. If people across New Zealand want to donate to the fund, they should deposit money to the following account: BNZ Bank Account: SDC – southland flood relief Account No. 02-0924-0064987-006

What Should affected people do?

Seek help and support if feeling unwell or stressed.



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Information - How can I help?
Information - Restoring a House After Flood Damage
Information - Septic Systems, what do do after flood
Information - Water Supplies at Flood Affected Rural Dwellings
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 Southland Rural Support Trust is doing an amazing job working with farmers to work out what help they need - so far theyve made contact with over 900 farmers! 

We are asking farmers to report any displaced baleage they are unable to dispose of after the floods as this information is unknown and needs to be collated urgently. 

Farmers can get in touch with the Rural Support Trust on 0508 BALEAGE (0508 225 324) or email rstruralrecovery@gmail.com, supplying your contact details, the number and condition of bales, and your farm location.
Hows this for community spirit?! An estimated 99% of the Milford community turned up to support a recent fundraiser for the Mayoral Relief Fund to assist impacted families in the wider Southland community ☺️

The fundraiser, coordinated by the Milford Sound Emergency Response Team, involved some extremely tasty lamb spit roasts among more food, refreshments and music.

Along with raising funds for those in need, the event was also a chance for the community to relax and reflect on the huge team effort that theyd all played a part in before the road convoys opened the following day. A huge well done and thank you to all 👏

 

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Well done 👍 xx happy memories

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All boil water notices, in place during the recent flooding, are finished. Thanks to everyone for their patience and cooperation. 

Now, is a  good time to fill up your emergency water supplies. Keep your empty water, juice and fizzy drink bottles, give them a good clean and fill them with water.

You need three litres of water for each person for each day that you are without water. Don’t forget to store water for pets too.
Dont forget that the Te Anau Community Hub at the library is open today from 10am-3pm.

If you have any flood related questions then be sure to pop in. We are ready to help! 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

If you need to report a life threatening situation – ring 111.

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

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Information - How can I help?
Information - Restoring a House After Flood Damage
Information - Septic Systems, what do do after flood
Information - Water Supplies at Flood Affected Rural Dwellings
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 Southland Rural Support Trust is doing an amazing job working with farmers to work out what help they need - so far theyve made contact with over 900 farmers! 

We are asking farmers to report any displaced baleage they are unable to dispose of after the floods as this information is unknown and needs to be collated urgently. 

Farmers can get in touch with the Rural Support Trust on 0508 BALEAGE (0508 225 324) or email rstruralrecovery@gmail.com, supplying your contact details, the number and condition of bales, and your farm location.
Hows this for community spirit?! An estimated 99% of the Milford community turned up to support a recent fundraiser for the Mayoral Relief Fund to assist impacted families in the wider Southland community ☺️

The fundraiser, coordinated by the Milford Sound Emergency Response Team, involved some extremely tasty lamb spit roasts among more food, refreshments and music.

Along with raising funds for those in need, the event was also a chance for the community to relax and reflect on the huge team effort that theyd all played a part in before the road convoys opened the following day. A huge well done and thank you to all 👏

 

Comment on Facebook

Well done 👍 xx happy memories

Nice one

All boil water notices, in place during the recent flooding, are finished. Thanks to everyone for their patience and cooperation. 

Now, is a  good time to fill up your emergency water supplies. Keep your empty water, juice and fizzy drink bottles, give them a good clean and fill them with water.

You need three litres of water for each person for each day that you are without water. Don’t forget to store water for pets too.
Dont forget that the Te Anau Community Hub at the library is open today from 10am-3pm.

If you have any flood related questions then be sure to pop in. We are ready to help! 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️