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:

We have unfortunately had to cancel our Emergency Management Forum that was planned for Tuesday, 25 February due to the floods.  

We still plan to hold this forum and will advise you when that will be at a later time.
📣 Boil water notice lifted 📣 The Otama rural water supply scheme boil water notice has now been lifted - see update from Gore District Council below.

 

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Is the 'boil water' still in effect for Riversdale?

Paige Book

Otago and Southland Farmers are being asked by their Rural Support Trust and Emergency Management Southland to report any baleage they are unable to dispose of after the floods. 

Damaged baleage if left to rot may cause objectionable odours, and discharge leachate that would impact on waterways and pasture. 

Farmers can get in touch with the Rural Support Trust on 0508 BALEAGE (0508 225 324) or email rstruralrecovery@gmail.com 
Please supply your contact details and number and location and condition of bales

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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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We have unfortunately had to cancel our Emergency Management Forum that was planned for Tuesday, 25 February due to the floods.  

We still plan to hold this forum and will advise you when that will be at a later time.
📣 Boil water notice lifted 📣 The Otama rural water supply scheme boil water notice has now been lifted - see update from Gore District Council below.

 

Comment on Facebook

Is the 'boil water' still in effect for Riversdale?

Paige Book

Otago and Southland Farmers are being asked by their Rural Support Trust and Emergency Management Southland to report any baleage they are unable to dispose of after the floods. 

Damaged baleage if left to rot may cause objectionable odours, and discharge leachate that would impact on waterways and pasture. 

Farmers can get in touch with the Rural Support Trust on 0508 BALEAGE (0508 225 324) or email rstruralrecovery@gmail.com 
Please supply your contact details and number and location and condition of bales