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Report on Use of Powers Exercised during a Transition Period - March 2020

This report is intended to meet the Recovery Manager’s obligation under section 94P of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002 (the Act) to report on the exercise of statutory powers during a transition period.

Ken Swinney, Group Recovery Manager, Emergency Management Southland exercised the powers shown in the following table for the entire 28-day Transition Notice period.

Powers Exercised during transition period of Southland Flood Event 2020

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 annual nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system has been cancelled for 2020, to avoid any risk of confusion during the COVID pandemic.  

As the Emergency Mobile Alert system has been used a number of times this year for local and national emergencies, including nationwide alerts for the COVID-19 pandemic, its believed that the test isnt necessary this year. 

Find out more about the Emergency Mobile Alert system at: https://getready.govt.nz/emergency-mobile-alert/

 

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Hmm? I wonder why???

1 week ago

Emergency Management Southland

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There goes any thoughts to a container house for me

It's still there too as a reminder of the flood!

Rochelle Peychers bloody wind

how much for the tree

It's got that post modern, near art decorating contemporary look to it.😕

Let's not forget that whole townships of people had to be evacuated because of poor planning and incompetence in Environment Southland 😡 corporate greed the real reason no one has been held accountable. They had a very close near miss and yet nothing has changed 😕

Nigel Carol Houston

Shahn Lorenna Bragg. Cheap work site container?

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Nice picture of you Margaret McCornick 🙂

Dean Josef Balkin emergency management team at 0.38sec in

 

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Great wee video, thanks.

Thanks very much for this. Very informative, particularly as we are quite new to Southland... we were thinking of living in Orepuki but are not so sure now? Would be interested to hear anything further about this

Its SCHOOLS WEEK for us here at Emergency Management Southland.

Some of our team are currently out and about in Southland teaching tamariki about emergency preparedness with our earthquake simulator.

We cant always predict emergencies, but we can be prepared for them.

#DropCoverHold #EmergencyPreparedness #Schoolsweek #LongOrStrongGetGone #earthquake #tsunami #sunnysouthlandImage attachment

 

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James really enjoyed it today!

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Report on Use of Powers Exercised during a Transition Period - March 2020

This report is intended to meet the Recovery Manager’s obligation under section 94P of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002 (the Act) to report on the exercise of statutory powers during a transition period.

Ken Swinney, Group Recovery Manager, Emergency Management Southland exercised the powers shown in the following table for the entire 28-day Transition Notice period.

Powers Exercised during transition period of Southland Flood Event 2020

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 annual nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system has been cancelled for 2020, to avoid any risk of confusion during the COVID pandemic.  

As the Emergency Mobile Alert system has been used a number of times this year for local and national emergencies, including nationwide alerts for the COVID-19 pandemic, its believed that the test isnt necessary this year. 

Find out more about the Emergency Mobile Alert system at: https://getready.govt.nz/emergency-mobile-alert/

 

Comment on Facebook

Hmm? I wonder why???

1 week ago

Emergency Management Southland

... See MoreSee Less

 

Comment on Facebook

There goes any thoughts to a container house for me

It's still there too as a reminder of the flood!

Rochelle Peychers bloody wind

how much for the tree

It's got that post modern, near art decorating contemporary look to it.😕

Let's not forget that whole townships of people had to be evacuated because of poor planning and incompetence in Environment Southland 😡 corporate greed the real reason no one has been held accountable. They had a very close near miss and yet nothing has changed 😕

Nigel Carol Houston

Shahn Lorenna Bragg. Cheap work site container?

+ View more comments

 

Comment on Facebook

Nice picture of you Margaret McCornick 🙂

Dean Josef Balkin emergency management team at 0.38sec in

 

Comment on Facebook

Great wee video, thanks.

Thanks very much for this. Very informative, particularly as we are quite new to Southland... we were thinking of living in Orepuki but are not so sure now? Would be interested to hear anything further about this

Its SCHOOLS WEEK for us here at Emergency Management Southland.

Some of our team are currently out and about in Southland teaching tamariki about emergency preparedness with our earthquake simulator.

We cant always predict emergencies, but we can be prepared for them.

#DropCoverHold #EmergencyPreparedness #Schoolsweek #LongOrStrongGetGone #earthquake #tsunami #sunnysouthlandImage attachment

 

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James really enjoyed it today!