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Tsunami evacuation maps

Check the evacuation maps for the city and coastal communities

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Environmental Monitoring

Monitor hourly updates to rainfall, predicted and actual river levels

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Road Information

Check the closed roads and those requiring caution

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June 2018 flood events

Two intense storm events hit our region in June. The first storm on 4 June heavily impacted  Tolaga Bay / Uawa with flooding and damage caused by the mobilisation of woody debris. The second storm a week later brought heavy rain and flooding across the Poverty Bay Flats.

Recovery Action Plan for Uawa and Waipaoa Communities
This plan provides a framework of actions that set the course of recovery for both the Uawa and Waipaoa communities.

Community newsletter

Read the latest newsletter - Issue 10(external link)

Information on being prepared for a disaster

It's important that you're prepared for a disaster. Get ready now so that you're better prepared to cope on your own for up to 3 days or more.

As a minimum, everyone needs: 

♦ enough food in your home to last 2-3 days.
♦ know where to get water, if your usual supply is not available.  
♦ alternative lighting - a torch with spare batteries or a wind up one, gas lantern or light-sticks. 
♦ a battery operated or wind up radio and spare batteries - don't forget your car radio as a last resort. 
♦ a first-aid kit, make sure you have essential medications. 
♦ blankets, survival blankets or warm waterproof clothing. 
♦ alternative cooking methods - BBQ or gas cooker. 
♦ to store important family documents where you can get them easily
♦ an emergency plan - where to meet family and how to contact one another if separated.

Useful links

Rain and river levels - check environmental monitoring

For local road conditions - check our road updates

For state highway updates - go to NZTA's website(external link)

For latest weather forecast - go to the Metservice website(external link) 

Find out if you live or work in a Tsunami hazard area and what is a tsunami

We will broadcast over these stations during an emergency: 

945 kHz AM - Talkback ZB  |  585 kHz AM - Radio Ngati Porou  |  90.9 FM - ZGFM  |  98.1 FM - Radio Ngati Porou  |  98.9 FM - More FM (Urban Gisborne)  |  90.1 FM - More FM (rural areas)  |  94.9 FM - Radio Live  |  95.7 FM - Turanga FM  |  88.5 FM - Uawa

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