Heavy Rain Warning for Fiordland – Orange

Message type: Update
Hazard type: Weather
Urgency: Expected
Severity: Moderate
Certainty: Likely
Recommended Action: Make Preparations
Effective Date: January 18, 2021
Effective Time: 9:00 AM
Expiry Date: January 20, 2021
Expiry Time: 3:00 AM
Who is issuing this alert: Emergency Management Southland
Description of event/hazard:

Heavy Rain Warning for Fiordland – Orange
Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.

Issued: 8:42pm Wednesday, 20th January 2021
Area: Fiordland
Valid: 8:00pm Wednesday to 3:00am Thursday
Further period of heavy rain, especially south of Doubtful Sound. Expect another 30 to 40mm of rain to accumulate on top of what has already fallen. Peak rates of 5 to 10mm/hr.

What Should affected people do?

Make preparations

Contact Info: www.civildefencesouthland.govt.nz