Warning in effect:

Severe Weather Warning for Fiordland

Recommended Action: Make Preparations

Effective: 3:00 PM, March 24, 2019
Expires: 1:00 PM, March 26, 2019

Details: Significant heavy rain for Fiordland A moist north to northwest flow spreads onto Fiordland Sunday afternoon ahead of an active front, which moves northwards over southern New Zealand during Tuesday. This front, preceded by strong or gale force northwesterly winds, will bring significant heavy rain to the west of the South Island including the Southern Alps. People in southern and central New Zealand are advised to keep up to date with forecasts as Warnings and/or Watches will be issued for ... other regions as the event gets closer. Please see the Severe Weather Outlook for additional information on areas that may be affected. Heavy Rain Warning Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous. Area: Fiordland Valid: 46 hours from 3:00pm Sunday to 1:00pm Tuesday Forecast: Expect 400 to 500mm of rain. Peak rates of 30 to 40mm per hour, especially in thunderstorms during Monday and Tuesday. Changes: Upgraded to a full Warning and the time period extended to cover the entire heavy rain event.

What Should affected people do? People in southern New Zealand are advised to keep up to date with forecasts as Warnings and/or Watches will be issued for other regions as the event gets closer. Please see the Severe Weather Outlook ... for additional information on areas that may be affected. https://www.metservice.com/warnings/severe-weather-warnings For more information on preparation visit http://getthru.govt.nz/disasters/storms/

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A Severe Weather Warning is in place for Fiordland.

A moist north to northwest flow spreads onto Fiordland Sunday afternoon ahead of an active front, which moves northwards over southern New Zealand during Tuesday. This front, preceded by strong or gale force northwesterly winds, will bring significant heavy rain to the west of the South Island including the Southern Alps.

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Fun time head guys can’t wait😆

Rosina Halder

Troy McGee

Toni Hyslop 🤔

Fraser Lieshout

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Nooooo

Wow who took the photo!

Gina Stevens 😲 isn’t Ivy going to camp this week??

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Last night we held our Otautau Community Response Planning meeting. We had a great turnout of community members and emergency service staff and volunteers. 
We will keep you posted on when the next meeting in Otautau is... watch this space.

#neverhappenshappens
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Excellent and how about a report for us residents that where not notified about the meeting?

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 While we can’t predict when earthquakes will occur, scientific research has shown that the Alpine Fault has a history of generating regular, large earthquakes. The next event is likely to occur within the lifetime of most of us, or our children and young people, for whom this is likely to have major short and long-term impacts.

The AF8 Roadshow provides South Island communities, in areas most likely to be affected by an AF8 earthquake, with direct access to Alpine Fault science and hazard impact information relevant to them and their region.

On this inaugural tour we will be visiting 12 communities around the South Island, working with local schools and hosting a series of Public Science Talks. While we can’t visit everyone on this tour, we hope to be able to run a second tour in the future. Thanks to all our supporters: Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, the 6 South Island CDEM Groups, Resilience to Nature’s ChallengesGNS ScienceQuakeCoRE and University of Otago – we couldn’t do this without you!

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A Severe Weather Warning is in place for Fiordland.

A moist north to northwest flow spreads onto Fiordland Sunday afternoon ahead of an active front, which moves northwards over southern New Zealand during Tuesday. This front, preceded by strong or gale force northwesterly winds, will bring significant heavy rain to the west of the South Island including the Southern Alps.

https://www.metservice.com/warnings/severe-weather-warnings

 

Comment on Facebook

Fun time head guys can’t wait😆

Rosina Halder

Troy McGee

Toni Hyslop 🤔

Fraser Lieshout

Jennifer Lucas

Nooooo

Wow who took the photo!

Gina Stevens 😲 isn’t Ivy going to camp this week??

+ View more comments

Last night we held our Otautau Community Response Planning meeting. We had a great turnout of community members and emergency service staff and volunteers. 
We will keep you posted on when the next meeting in Otautau is... watch this space.

#neverhappenshappens
#communityplanning
#emergencymanageementsouthlandImage attachment

 

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Excellent and how about a report for us residents that where not notified about the meeting?