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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:

Congratulations to the winners of our emergency preparedness survey:
- Tim McPherson
- Leonie Geldenhuys
- Kylie Sutton
- Bailey Pickett &
- Beth Dudfield

Each will receive a $100 supermarket voucher.

How prepared are you? Check out our website for more info https://civildefencesouthland.govt.nz/

 

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Well that looks terrifying!

Holy shit bat wings that's bad

I was living in Christchurch during the earthquakes (10 years ago already). Neighbours pool lost over half its water. A school was in the Qe2 pool during the Feb earthquake - apparently at least one was tossed out with the water. I've found that having been in a couple of big ones makes me realise how prepared we need to be. Not scared, but prepared. Know what to do. Until you've "been there, done that" you really don't appreciate the forces of nature.

Some people might find it a thrill else they wouldn't have the wave pools. Mark M

Gore, Mataura Wyndham - Keep an eye on your letterbox!!

 

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Chris Baylis

Not surprised

Stay safe out there folks and remember to drive to the weather conditions.Image attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

Shanae Todd home day for you? 😆

Susan Sue 😵

Bryan Meredith

Roy Baynton what's mataura like??

Mikayla Munn

cold

Jeffery Jeffrey Hawkes

Bridget Toole

It has been icy, sleety and now rainy where I am ... 🙂

Narissa Jane

Ethan Prescott

Yep pretty slippery out there.

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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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Congratulations to the winners of our emergency preparedness survey:
- Tim McPherson
- Leonie Geldenhuys
- Kylie Sutton
- Bailey Pickett &
- Beth Dudfield

Each will receive a $100 supermarket voucher.

How prepared are you? Check out our website for more info https://civildefencesouthland.govt.nz/

 

Comment on Facebook

Well that looks terrifying!

Holy shit bat wings that's bad

I was living in Christchurch during the earthquakes (10 years ago already). Neighbours pool lost over half its water. A school was in the Qe2 pool during the Feb earthquake - apparently at least one was tossed out with the water. I've found that having been in a couple of big ones makes me realise how prepared we need to be. Not scared, but prepared. Know what to do. Until you've "been there, done that" you really don't appreciate the forces of nature.

Some people might find it a thrill else they wouldn't have the wave pools. Mark M

Gore, Mataura Wyndham - Keep an eye on your letterbox!!

 

Comment on Facebook

Chris Baylis

Not surprised

Stay safe out there folks and remember to drive to the weather conditions.Image attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

Shanae Todd home day for you? 😆

Susan Sue 😵

Bryan Meredith

Roy Baynton what's mataura like??

Mikayla Munn

cold

Jeffery Jeffrey Hawkes

Bridget Toole

It has been icy, sleety and now rainy where I am ... 🙂

Narissa Jane

Ethan Prescott

Yep pretty slippery out there.

+ View more comments