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Civil Defence West Coast19 hours ago

TUESDAY STRONG WIND & HEAVY RAIN FORECAST - METSERVICE UPDATE
Issued at 10:22am Monday 19 Aug 2019

HEAVY RAIN WARNING:
Heavy Rain Warning - Orange
Heavy rain may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Surface flooding and slips...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast6 days ago

There is a new emergency preparedness website called Get Ready!

Get Ready has information about getting your home, work and school ready for an emergency. Check it out, make a plan, and let us know what you think!

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Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 week ago

LIFELINES UPDATE - NZTA: SH6 HAAST TO MAKARORA

The Haast Pass closure is expected to reopen to one lane by midday today (Wednesday). 30 minute delays expected.

Use NZTA Journey map to keep up to date:
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Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 week ago

Hi everyone, as you are probably aware there has been an earthquake northwest of Milford Sound at a depth of 5kms. Geonet reported it as M6.3 at a depth of 5 kms but has now been downgraded to a M5.5.

The West...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast1 week ago

SEVERE WEATHER ALERT - METSERVICE THUDERSTORM WATCH:
Please read the following weather watch information for the West Coast and in particular the northern parts of our region of Grey and Buller districts.

METSERVICE - Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Issued...

Civil Defence West Coast
Civil Defence West Coast2 weeks ago

COASTAL WARNING - LARGE WAVES AND KING TIDES:
MetService has issued another Heavy Swell forecast.
Please continue to take care around coastal areas.
See details below:

Forecast of Heavy Swells for the West Coast from Hokitika to Mokihinui

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