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EMERGENCY MOBILE ALERTS

Nationwide test 25 November 2018

The next nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert is on 25 November 2018. The test alert will be sent by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management between 6 and 7 pm.

Find out more here

 

 

Text Alerting Update

 

In 2015 we introduced a system where we could alert the public to a Civil Defence emergency.  We engaged a text provider so people could subscribe to get emergency text alerts from us.  Around 8500 people signed up to receive them.  In that time we have sent out 10 text alerts, 7 times for weather warnings and 3 times around tsunami messaging, generally to say there was no threat.

Last year the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management started providing a national warning system that also sends messages to cell phones.  Emergency Management Southland can also utilise this service at a local level. This system has a number of benefits on the old system;

  • There is no need to subscribe
  • It is based on an international system that will also alert tourists in NZ.
  • All of the NZ emergency services have access to the same system
  • We can also minimise the area where an alert is sent out by targeting specific cell phone tower sites (currently all subscribers get the alert that might be for a specific town or area.)
  • The Emergency Mobile Alert system will alert you even if your phone is muted.
  • If you are travelling around NZ you can receive alerts from the Emergency Services for the specific area you are in not just Southland.

Our current text alert provider is changing systems and instead of migrating to that we are going to close our account this month in favour of the National system.

There have been Social Media and radio broadcasts highlighting the transition to the Emergency Mobile Alerting platform.

 

 

Alpine Fault videos
Image result for af8 ALPINE FAULT
Project AF8 has released four short videos (around 2 minutes each) to explain why we are taking the Alpine Fault so seriously and help people understand how they can be prepared for the disruption to normal life that a severe earthquake will cause.

There is also a longer series of videos, featuring some of the leading scientists who have been involved in Project AF8, talking about the science behind Project AF8.

See projectaf8.co.nz or our YouTube channel for more info.

EMERGENCY MOBILE ALERTS:

The next nationwide test of EMERGENCY MOBILE ALERTS is on 25 November 2018. 

The test alert will be sent by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management between 6 and 7 pm.

https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/get-ready/civil-defence-emergency-management-alerts-and-warnings/emergency-mobile-alert/

 

Comment on Facebook

Quade Payne

Ben Beck

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the Kaikoura magnitude 7.8 earthquake. 
The quake occurred just after midnight and resulted in the deaths of two people. It caused widespread damage and isolated communities around Kaikoura.

The earthquake occurred on multiple fault lines and is one of the most complex earthquakes that has ever been recorded.

A sombre reminder that disasters can strike at any time, and it pays to be prepared

#neverhappenshappens
#Kaikouraearthquake
Want some info about Meth Awareness? Excellent event being hosted by Safe in the South

 

Comment on Facebook

Vicky Fox

Are meth users reincarnated at methylated spirits then?

Tony Mennell

Our team are often quite busy out and about in the community.

One of the engagements this week included the Milford staff “Start of Season” Induction. 

This induction was an opportunity for all the companies operating in Milford to introduce themselves and to highlight some safety topics. 
Some great discussions we had were around understanding the natural hazards in Milford and how to respond appropriately. The evening was well received and it was great for us to touch base with the people and organisations operating out of Milford this season.

#communitypreparedness #happensneverhappens
#staysafeImage attachment
Hi everyone, for those who are not already aware we have a Severe Rainfall Warning for Southland, specifically for areas north of Lumsden where 40 - 60mm of rain is likely to accumulate from now until 2pm today. Look out for surface flooding team. We will keep an eye on river levels.

 

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River levels Southland

Estee Grace

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EMERGENCY MOBILE ALERTS

Nationwide test 25 November 2018

The next nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert is on 25 November 2018. The test alert will be sent by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management between 6 and 7 pm.

Find out more here

 

 

Text Alerting Update

 

In 2015 we introduced a system where we could alert the public to a Civil Defence emergency.  We engaged a text provider so people could subscribe to get emergency text alerts from us.  Around 8500 people signed up to receive them.  In that time we have sent out 10 text alerts, 7 times for weather warnings and 3 times around tsunami messaging, generally to say there was no threat.

Last year the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management started providing a national warning system that also sends messages to cell phones.  Emergency Management Southland can also utilise this service at a local level. This system has a number of benefits on the old system;

  • There is no need to subscribe
  • It is based on an international system that will also alert tourists in NZ.
  • All of the NZ emergency services have access to the same system
  • We can also minimise the area where an alert is sent out by targeting specific cell phone tower sites (currently all subscribers get the alert that might be for a specific town or area.)
  • The Emergency Mobile Alert system will alert you even if your phone is muted.
  • If you are travelling around NZ you can receive alerts from the Emergency Services for the specific area you are in not just Southland.

Our current text alert provider is changing systems and instead of migrating to that we are going to close our account this month in favour of the National system.

There have been Social Media and radio broadcasts highlighting the transition to the Emergency Mobile Alerting platform.

 

 

Alpine Fault videos
Image result for af8 ALPINE FAULT
Project AF8 has released four short videos (around 2 minutes each) to explain why we are taking the Alpine Fault so seriously and help people understand how they can be prepared for the disruption to normal life that a severe earthquake will cause.

There is also a longer series of videos, featuring some of the leading scientists who have been involved in Project AF8, talking about the science behind Project AF8.

See projectaf8.co.nz or our YouTube channel for more info.

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EMERGENCY MOBILE ALERTS:

The next nationwide test of EMERGENCY MOBILE ALERTS is on 25 November 2018. 

The test alert will be sent by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management between 6 and 7 pm.

https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/get-ready/civil-defence-emergency-management-alerts-and-warnings/emergency-mobile-alert/

 

Comment on Facebook

Quade Payne

Ben Beck

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of the Kaikoura magnitude 7.8 earthquake. 
The quake occurred just after midnight and resulted in the deaths of two people. It caused widespread damage and isolated communities around Kaikoura.

The earthquake occurred on multiple fault lines and is one of the most complex earthquakes that has ever been recorded.

A sombre reminder that disasters can strike at any time, and it pays to be prepared

#neverhappenshappens
#Kaikouraearthquake
Want some info about Meth Awareness? Excellent event being hosted by Safe in the South

 

Comment on Facebook

Vicky Fox

Are meth users reincarnated at methylated spirits then?

Tony Mennell

Our team are often quite busy out and about in the community.

One of the engagements this week included the Milford staff “Start of Season” Induction. 

This induction was an opportunity for all the companies operating in Milford to introduce themselves and to highlight some safety topics. 
Some great discussions we had were around understanding the natural hazards in Milford and how to respond appropriately. The evening was well received and it was great for us to touch base with the people and organisations operating out of Milford this season.

#communitypreparedness #happensneverhappens
#staysafeImage attachment
Hi everyone, for those who are not already aware we have a Severe Rainfall Warning for Southland, specifically for areas north of Lumsden where 40 - 60mm of rain is likely to accumulate from now until 2pm today. Look out for surface flooding team. We will keep an eye on river levels.

 

Comment on Facebook

River levels Southland

Estee Grace