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Severe Weather Warning Issued 23 July

Posted by Nelson Tasman Civil Defence on 23 July 2016

Summary:

MetService have issued a Severe Weather Warning for our region – the key information is below.

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Severe Weather Warning Issued - 13 July

Posted by Nelson Tasman Civil Defence on 13 July 2016

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MetService have issued a Severe Weather Warning for our region – the key information is below. 

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Severe Weather Warning Issued

Posted by Nelson Tasman Civil Dfence on 12 July 2016

Summary:

MetService have issued a Severe Weather Warning for our region – the key information is below. 

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Weather Event Update 2

Posted by on 28 May 2016

Summary:

While the weather system that bought the heavy rain overnight is moving from the area, there will be further isolated bursts of rain as the day progresses. People should take the opportunity to clear the stormwater grates near their properties.  Leaves and other debris carried by earlier heavy rain could hamper the system’s ability to operate properly if left blocked.

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Weather Event Update

Posted by on 28 May 2016

Summary:

Heavy rain overnight throughout the Tasman District has caused isolated areas of surface flooding in Motueka and Kina areas.

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Severe Weather Warning

Posted by on 26 May 2016

Summary:

Please be aware of the current MetService Severe Weather Warning for our region – a copy of the key information is below. 

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Severe Weather Warning for Nelson Ranges

Posted by on 4 May 2016

Summary:

Burst of heavy rain for northern Fiordland, southern Westland, the northwest Nelson ranges and the headwaters of Otago and Canterbury

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Tsunami evacuation maps now available

Posted by on 2 May 2016

Summary:

Nelson Tasman Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group (CDEM) has today published comprehensive tsunami evacuation maps for the entire region.
 
online maps, which are also being produced by civil defence groups around the country for their respective regions, identify risk areas and explain the expected evacuation zones in the event of a tsunami.
 
Nelson Tasman CDEM Group Controller, Roger Ball, says the maps are intended to act as a guide for residents about what areas could be affected should there be a threat of tsunami.
 
“It’s about being prepared and understanding the risk to your local community. It will help prepare residents on how to react effectively in an emergency.
 
“While our region as a whole is less exposed to tsunami risks than other parts of New Zealand, it is still important to be prepared.”
 
He says the maps will assist Nelson Tasman CDEM to work with local communities to identify evacuation routes, signage and public alerting options going forward.
 
“We are also heading out into the community to discuss and refine the emergency response plans for different local communities, allowing each of them to be better prepared in the event of a tsunami,” he says.
 
The maps are based on information from a study by GNS Science in 2014, jointly commissioned by Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council.
 
Those interested in learning more about the tsunami risk and evacuation maps are invited to attend one of the public meetings that will be held throughout the region in May.
 
Public meetings in Tasman
 
Wednesday 4 May, 4.30 – 5.40pm, Motueka Community Board meeting, Motueka Service Centre, Hickmott Place, Motueka
 
Saturday 7 May, 1.30 – 3.30pm, Club Waimea, Queen Street, Richmond

Monday 9 May, 7-8pm, Mapua, Mapua Hall
 
Tuesday 10 May, 10 – 11am, Golden Bay Community Board meeting, Takaka Fire Station;
6.30 – 8.30pm, Kaiteriteri Campground, Kaiteriteri
 
Public meetings in Nelson

Wednesday 3 May, 6.30 – 8.30pm, Nelson North, Nelson North Country Club, Wakapuaka
 
Saturday 7 May, 10am – 12pm, Nelson Central, Tahuna Function Centre, Tahuna Campground
 
To view the tsunami evacuation maps and for more information on what do in a tsunami go to nelsontasmancivildefence.co.nz

Note: website will be live on Wednesday 27 April 2016.

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No Tsunami Threat following Vanuatu earthquake

Posted by Nelson Tasman Civil Defence on 29 April 2016

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The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has said there is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the 7.3 m Vanuatu earthquake at 0733 NZ time.

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Severe Weather Warning for heavy rain for Northwest Nelson (west of Motueka)

Posted by on 1 April 2016

Summary:

Metservice has issued a Severe Weather Warning for heavy rain for Northwest Nelson (west of Motueka)

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