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This is the perfect time to make sure you are prepared for an emergency.

Explore the map to the rightbelow for information on Tsunami Zones, Snow Levels, Fault lines and more

How to use our web Information & Emergency Situation Map

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:

 

Something a little different for your Friday...

Grow GIS NZ (a geographic mapping organisation) have developed these NightScape Catchment maps. This is based on Sea Draining Catchment data from data.mfe.govt.nz. 

These give us a beautiful insight into our catchment areas.

For more photos check out https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1w3Jn62BeqZspeoYU6rlU8up3UCQ7SYWe

#growgisnz #emergencymanagementsouthland #catchment #floodawarenessImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Wow stunning mapping ... fascinating stuff! Keep it coming 🙂

Wow, stunning pictures, would love to see the noth island as well, just as a point of interest

Would love a copy of this to hang on my wall. It’s beautiful.

How awesome is this Ben Hight

How would I go about getting a high res copy of the South Island and Stewart Island

wow be interesting to see if it changes after being bombed with 1080 long enough

What do the colours mean does anyone know?

Tom McGerkin

Carl-Mats Isaac Bayang Ita

Damian Bye

Hattie De Vries

Brenda

Jess Vickery show this to Chris - what a map

James Bennett this is awesome !

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Ten years ago Southland was rattled by a M7.8 earthquake in Dusky Sound. 

The earthquake was located at a depth of 30km and ruptured upwards and towards the South, generating most of the energy out to sea.
This is why, despite the size there were no casualties and limited reports of damage.

But if it had happened elsewhere... would we have been so lucky?

#AREYOUPREPARED?

#neverhappenshappens #DropCoverHold #EmergencyPreparedness #getready #EmergencyManagementSouthland #GeoNet

 

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Yep, remember it like it was yesterday. I was working in a rest home and entering a residents room and the resident said something about an earthquake - I thought it was a rude comment about my weight until I realised the hanging light was swinging and a picture fell off the wall 😂

Wow, wasn't living in Te Anau then but the South Island has certainly been busy since then.

Aj Lapsley remember this, you were in findlay road and I freaked out and you were stuck inside and Bruce was stuck outside. Omg it was horrible!

Cant forget it it interrupted the deadliest catch and made me very sea sick

I remember it well lol

Tom McGerkin

Janine Hodgkinson Sarah Hodgkinson Linley Hodgkinson

Josh Nielsen

Kaye Diana Anderson wow 10 years ago we were hanging out at yours

Morgan Belworthy Hamilton

Mikayla Horton

Chris 'Palmie' Boyden wow 10years

Callie Callahan I remember you 😂 I reckon you were at quiz??

Teresa Newell do you remember that?

I remember our hallway floor could be seen rolling!

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DROP, COVER, HOLD

The recent earthquakes in LA are a reminder that we should always be prepared and make sure we know what to do in an earthquake. 

While the kids are at home these holidays, get them to show you what to do in an earthquake.  

Younger kids learn how to be turtle safe to protect their necks, while older kids know how to Drop, Cover and Hold. 

You’ll find some great holiday entertainment ideas and useful advice here: https://getready.govt.nz/prepared/school/play-and-learn/

#DROPCOVERHOLD #NeverHappensHappens #getready #emergencypreparedness #community #emergencymanagementsouthland #whatwouldyoudo #getreadygetthru #planahead

 

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What if you can't get under table

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?

If you click on our link and scroll to the bottom of the page you will find instructions on how to utilise the map and where to find information on Tsunami Evacuations Zones, Potential Floodable Areas, Recent Earthquakes, Liquefaction Risk and much more...

https://civildefencesouthland.govt.nz/

 

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Something a little different for your Friday...

Grow GIS NZ (a geographic mapping organisation) have developed these NightScape Catchment maps. This is based on Sea Draining Catchment data from data.mfe.govt.nz. 

These give us a beautiful insight into our catchment areas.

For more photos check out https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1w3Jn62BeqZspeoYU6rlU8up3UCQ7SYWe

#growgisnz #emergencymanagementsouthland #catchment #floodawarenessImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Wow stunning mapping ... fascinating stuff! Keep it coming 🙂

Wow, stunning pictures, would love to see the noth island as well, just as a point of interest

Would love a copy of this to hang on my wall. It’s beautiful.

How awesome is this Ben Hight

How would I go about getting a high res copy of the South Island and Stewart Island

wow be interesting to see if it changes after being bombed with 1080 long enough

What do the colours mean does anyone know?

Tom McGerkin

Carl-Mats Isaac Bayang Ita

Damian Bye

Hattie De Vries

Brenda

Jess Vickery show this to Chris - what a map

James Bennett this is awesome !

+ View more comments

Ten years ago Southland was rattled by a M7.8 earthquake in Dusky Sound. 

The earthquake was located at a depth of 30km and ruptured upwards and towards the South, generating most of the energy out to sea.
This is why, despite the size there were no casualties and limited reports of damage.

But if it had happened elsewhere... would we have been so lucky?

#AREYOUPREPARED?

#neverhappenshappens #DropCoverHold #EmergencyPreparedness #getready #EmergencyManagementSouthland #GeoNet

 

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Yep, remember it like it was yesterday. I was working in a rest home and entering a residents room and the resident said something about an earthquake - I thought it was a rude comment about my weight until I realised the hanging light was swinging and a picture fell off the wall 😂

Wow, wasn't living in Te Anau then but the South Island has certainly been busy since then.

Aj Lapsley remember this, you were in findlay road and I freaked out and you were stuck inside and Bruce was stuck outside. Omg it was horrible!

Cant forget it it interrupted the deadliest catch and made me very sea sick

I remember it well lol

Tom McGerkin

Janine Hodgkinson Sarah Hodgkinson Linley Hodgkinson

Josh Nielsen

Kaye Diana Anderson wow 10 years ago we were hanging out at yours

Morgan Belworthy Hamilton

Mikayla Horton

Chris 'Palmie' Boyden wow 10years

Callie Callahan I remember you 😂 I reckon you were at quiz??

Teresa Newell do you remember that?

I remember our hallway floor could be seen rolling!

+ View more comments

DROP, COVER, HOLD

The recent earthquakes in LA are a reminder that we should always be prepared and make sure we know what to do in an earthquake. 

While the kids are at home these holidays, get them to show you what to do in an earthquake.  

Younger kids learn how to be turtle safe to protect their necks, while older kids know how to Drop, Cover and Hold. 

You’ll find some great holiday entertainment ideas and useful advice here: https://getready.govt.nz/prepared/school/play-and-learn/

#DROPCOVERHOLD #NeverHappensHappens #getready #emergencypreparedness #community #emergencymanagementsouthland #whatwouldyoudo #getreadygetthru #planahead

 

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What if you can't get under table

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?

If you click on our link and scroll to the bottom of the page you will find instructions on how to utilise the map and where to find information on Tsunami Evacuations Zones, Potential Floodable Areas, Recent Earthquakes, Liquefaction Risk and much more...

https://civildefencesouthland.govt.nz/

 

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Hey guys. The page you've linked is throwing up an error within the Facebook app :