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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:

Monday 26 October 2020

There has been a lot of rain overnight which has meant that some rivers have reached lower broadcast levels. Environment Southland have activated their flood warning system to advise of rising rivers.  You can view this at:  http://envdata.es.govt.nz/index.aspx?tab=map.  

The rain will subside during the day.

 

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Leisa Diamond

Sarah Bryant

Paul Gray

Ben Murray just when things are looking up

Genna Woodward Michelle Sim

Caused by solar minima or is it carbon dioxide? Carbon dioxide, of course! It causes the weather, the climate and also affects the sun. Genius.

Corey Patterson

Brenton Howden

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Saturday 24 October 2020

The MetService have issued a Heavy Rain Warning for Fiordland - Orange. This may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible.

For more information visit https://www.metservice.com/warnings/home
If youre heading away this long weekend, dont forget to use your COVID Tracer app.

Have a lovely weekend and travel safely.

6 days ago

Emergency Management Southland

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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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Monday 26 October 2020

There has been a lot of rain overnight which has meant that some rivers have reached lower broadcast levels. Environment Southland have activated their flood warning system to advise of rising rivers.  You can view this at:  http://envdata.es.govt.nz/index.aspx?tab=map.  

The rain will subside during the day.

 

Comment on Facebook

Leisa Diamond

Sarah Bryant

Paul Gray

Ben Murray just when things are looking up

Genna Woodward Michelle Sim

Caused by solar minima or is it carbon dioxide? Carbon dioxide, of course! It causes the weather, the climate and also affects the sun. Genius.

Corey Patterson

Brenton Howden

+ View more comments

Saturday 24 October 2020

The MetService have issued a Heavy Rain Warning for Fiordland - Orange. This may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible.

For more information visit https://www.metservice.com/warnings/home
If youre heading away this long weekend, dont forget to use your COVID Tracer app.

Have a lovely weekend and travel safely.

6 days ago

Emergency Management Southland

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