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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:
 

On 17 October the NZ Civil Defence will be holding a national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, to encourage people to get ready and be prepared for natural disasters.

Don’t forget to include your pets and livestock in your planning as well! There are lots of things you can do to look after your animals in an emergency, including making them a ‘grab bag’ if you need to evacuate, or walking the tsunami course with your dog to check how long it takes.

Check out www.mpi.govt.nz/getpetsthru for more infoImage attachment
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Māori language week is an opportunity for the celebration, promotion, and encouragement of Te Reo in Aotearoa. 

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has resources available in multiple languages to help ensure all of our messages are easily accessible. 

Mēnā he roa, he kaha rānei 
TĒTAHI RŪ WHENUA: ME WEHE TONU

If an earthquake is
LONG OR STRONG: GET GONE

https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/cdem-sector/public-education/public-education-resources/tsunami-public-education-resources/#translated

#maorilanguageweek #celebrating #emergencypreparedness #communityresilience #DropCoverHold #TĒTAHIRŪWHENUAMEWEHETONU #LONGORSTRONGGETGONEImage attachment
It was 9 years ago that Canterbury was struck by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. This was the beginning of a series of quakes that would devastate the area. It has taken years for the region to recover and the struggle is still ongoing for many.

If it happened today... would you be prepared?

#GetReady #DropCoverHold #DarfieldEarthquake #EmergencyPreparedness #LongorStongGetGone #Community

 

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Will never forget that early wake up call. Life didn't feel as safe any more

Michael Tacon omg this long

Yes completed an assessors course and bank account is waiting to rip the country off like they did last time 🤣😂😂

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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:
 

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On 17 October the NZ Civil Defence will be holding a national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, to encourage people to get ready and be prepared for natural disasters.

Don’t forget to include your pets and livestock in your planning as well! There are lots of things you can do to look after your animals in an emergency, including making them a ‘grab bag’ if you need to evacuate, or walking the tsunami course with your dog to check how long it takes.

Check out www.mpi.govt.nz/getpetsthru for more infoImage attachment
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Māori language week is an opportunity for the celebration, promotion, and encouragement of Te Reo in Aotearoa. 

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has resources available in multiple languages to help ensure all of our messages are easily accessible. 

Mēnā he roa, he kaha rānei 
TĒTAHI RŪ WHENUA: ME WEHE TONU

If an earthquake is
LONG OR STRONG: GET GONE

https://www.civildefence.govt.nz/cdem-sector/public-education/public-education-resources/tsunami-public-education-resources/#translated

#maorilanguageweek #celebrating #emergencypreparedness #communityresilience #DropCoverHold #TĒTAHIRŪWHENUAMEWEHETONU #LONGORSTRONGGETGONEImage attachment
It was 9 years ago that Canterbury was struck by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. This was the beginning of a series of quakes that would devastate the area. It has taken years for the region to recover and the struggle is still ongoing for many.

If it happened today... would you be prepared?

#GetReady #DropCoverHold #DarfieldEarthquake #EmergencyPreparedness #LongorStongGetGone #Community

 

Comment on Facebook

Will never forget that early wake up call. Life didn't feel as safe any more

Michael Tacon omg this long

Yes completed an assessors course and bank account is waiting to rip the country off like they did last time 🤣😂😂