Message type: Alert
Hazard type: Weather, Environmental
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Severe
Certainty: Likely
Recommended Action: Make Preparations
Effective Date: December 1, 2017
Effective Time: 8:00 AM
Expiry Date: December 2, 2017
Expiry Time: 11:30 PM
Who is issuing this alert: Emergency Management Southland on behalf of Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Description of event/hazard:

Fire and Emergency New Zealand are predicting extreme fire conditions this Saturday 2nd Dec 17. Northerly winds of up to 40km/h with warm temperatures will mean that fires will be easier to ignite and may become out of control quickly.

What Should affected people do?

Do not light any fires this weekend. Check all previously lit fires are extinguished. Only use Gas BBQ. Call 111 immediately if you see any fires this weekend

Contact Info: https://civildefencesouthland.govt.nz/contact-us/