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  • 0 Anticipated rainfall to 6pm Thursday

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 17-08-2022
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    Up to 6pm Thursday Weatherwatch  expect more significant flooding across the Nelson and Tasman region tonight and on Thursday, and some flooding along the West Coast. There’s also now a developing risk for flooding in the northern half of Northland as rain starts to set in there over the next 24 hours. Please stay well prepared and keep devices charged. you never know when the power may go off. If you feel at risk from flood waters, self evacuate. Remember that rivers can take up to 24hrs for flows to come through so if it's dodgy now, it could be a sign.   Free Push Alerts - www.lert.info Road push alerts www.road.lert.info   #HeavyRain #Metservice #Weatherwatch #Flooding #Slips  #washout #rockfalls #potholes #swollenrivers #evacuation #thunderstorm #torrentialrain    

  • 0 Information from Buller Emergency Operations

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 16-08-2022
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       From Buller CDEM Facebook page   Reminder to our community that we are here to assist you. The Buller Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) has been activated and you can contact us on 0800 234 533   Call the EOC if you require help to plan for the upcoming event with sandbagging assistance and welfare needs for you, your family / animals.   We understand another heavy weather warning will be creating stress and anxiety in the community. The Community Hub is ready to provide support. If you require any assistance, please contact them on 0800 768 348 or call in and see them at 175 Palmerston Street, Westport.     If you want to receive real-time free push alerts, check out www.lert.info    

  • 0 Road Closed SH6

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 16-08-2022
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    SH 6 Motupiko, south of Korere-Tophouse Road   Road Hazard: Delays Crash Due to a crash, the road is closed between Korere-Tophouse Road and the SH63 intersection. Start: 16 Aug 2022 5:46pm Detour route: Southbound traffic use Korere-Tophouse Road, then right onto SH63 and back onto SH6. Northbound use the reverse Update received: 16 Aug 2022 6:26pm Expected resolution: Until further notice

  • 0 Significant rain event on the way

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    Issued at 12:52pm Mon, 15 Aug by Metservice.co.nz Significant rain event on the way The ridge of high pressure that brought mostly settled weather the past weekend is now set to move to the east of the country early this week. However, it then stalls to the east for much of this week and allows a warm northerly flow to spread on to the country. A frontal system within this northerly flow then becomes slow-moving over the west of the South Island and MetService Orange Heavy Rain Warnings have been issued.   MetService Meteorologist David Miller explains, 'This front will bring significant accumulations of rain to northern and western parts of the  South Island, with rain developing there overnight Monday into Tuesday.  During this time, up to 500mm, and perhaps even higher amounts in places  may be recorded, with the largest amounts expected in the ranges.  Significant impacts can be expected, such as slips, flooding and rapidly  rising rivers and streams.'   'This event is exceptional not just in its accumulation amounts, but also its prolonged nature, with heavy rain expected to continue in these areas  right up until Thursday evening.'   MetService Severe Weather Meteorologists will be in close contact with regional council hydrologists and Civil Defence during this event and will collaborate to decide whether this Rain Warning will be upgraded to a Red Warning. Red Warnings are reserved for only the most extreme weather events and requires immediate action to protect people, animals, and property from the impact of the weather.   The North Island does not miss out on the severe weather either. During the second half of the week, the front is expected to move eastwards onto the North Island and heavy rain is likely in many parts of the island.Elevated areas such as Mount Taranaki, the Tararua Range and Central Plateau mountains are especially at risk of seeing impacts from heavy rain. Additionally, strong north easterlies ahead of the front could affect exposed parts of the North Island.   A Strong Wind Watch and Heavy Rain Watch have already been issued for Northland, and further areas could be added in the coming days.   On a slightly more positive note, the frosty temperatures observed last week will be a distant memory, with temperatures expected to be warmer than average this week.   Looking ahead to this weekend, models are indicating that another front may bring yet more heavy rain to western parts of the South Island. This will be closely monitored by MetService meteorologists throughout the week.  For real time push alerts, check out www.lert.info.  It's New Zealand's Leading specialised alert service    

  • 0 Are You Getting Ready For the Incoming Rain?

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 14-08-2022
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    We sent a heavy rain warnings for Buller this morning to members and anticipate this as being a possible level 3 event (100 alerts) event. It will be full on for 2 days with 200mm per day for two days in the ranges and less closer to the coast.   To get free member benefits register at www.lert.info  for 99% delivery of real time alerts. Facebook can at best achieve 10-15% delayed delivery.  CDEM Buller is prepping, so please ready yourselves and your households with the usual check lists.Sand is available now in the usual locations:- Pulse Energy Recreation Centre car park – by the courts- Kawatiri Coastal Trail – Buller Bridge car park- Craddock Park – car park- Coates Street – Rayner ParkBags will be on site tomorrow morning, with more being dropped off once they have been delivered tomorrow. If you have your own from previous events, please use these for now. This map shows substantial rain for many over the next 5 days to Friday.     Here’s some information on how to be prepared...   1/Check your drains and spouting are clear of leaves etc2/Have emergency bags ready – including food & water3/Surface flooding and slips may make driving hazardous, so plan your journey www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/4/Keep up to date and share information via our West Coast Emergency Management Facebook page5/Move livestock to higher ground6/Bring pets indoors. They can get unsettled and it is may be more comforting and safer for them to be with you.7/Check on your neighbours and anyone who might need your help.8/Prepare for possible power outages. Charge ALL devices9/Keep up to date with the latest weather warnings www.metservice.com/warnings/home In an emergency call 111     #HeavyRain #Metservice #Weatherwatch #Flooding #Slips  #washout #rockfalls #potholes #swollenrivers #evacuation #thunderstorm #torrentialrain

  • 0 SH6 Closed Near Rai Valley. 200Km Detour

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 09-08-2022
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        Receive information mush faster Free Push Alerts - www.lert.info Road push alerts www.road.lert.info    

  • 0 What to Take for Travelling The Alpine Roads!

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        First up - Register for Txt Road Alerts. These can advise you BEFORE you get to a road that cud cause issues. Click Here Whether you have all of this or some of it in your travel kit is over to you, but please be prepared if driving on our snowy road. The speed the weather comes in and the amount of snow can vary a lot from forecast. Always let someone know your plans. Top 20 essential items to keep in your vehicle to help you stay prepared & safe on the road Flashlight or Headlamp Batteries For Flashlight Reflective Triangle Road Flares Heavy-Duty Jumper Cables Jump Starter - Portable Power Bank For Car Battery, Phones, & Computers Emergency Whistle Duct Tape Tire Pressure Gauge Fix-A-Flat Can or Air Compressor Bungee Cords Flat Head and Phillips Screwdrivers Multi-tool Heavy-Duty Gloves and warm hat Poncho Cable Ties Basic or Advanced First Aid Kit Emergency Survival Blanket Non-Perishable Food Water Winter Weather Items:Ice Scraper, Shovel, Blanket, Gloves, Beanie, Hand Warmers  

  • 0 Winter Power Shortage Looms

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      Winter Power Supply At Risk ? Check the Herald article - Click Here They're talking about all the winter ahead   This will be a growing issue with each year as population grows and demand for power rises, but more immediately, demand is straining the system with the freezing weather. The threat of power cuts could be with us over winter.   On calm days the Wind turbines which the are supposed to compliment power supply can't generate and if solar is in a foggy area they won't work properly either.   Communication is integral to life so please keep devices charged in case you power goes off.    Having a charged device means we can still send our alerts ( www.lert.info ) to you if there is an emergency like another winter storm.  

  • 0 New Services Keep Subscribers Much Safer

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      We can officially call the polar blast event finished  (Except for the clean-up).   This has been our most intense weather event ever, with 289 alerts being sent in just 5 days.        Exclusive Alerts Trial a Total Success  During the 5 days, we sent 61 exclusive alerts. Many were a direct result of information from members.  A huge thank you to the many contributors, especially when the Metservice radar stopped working during a severe thunderstorm after a lightning strike.   One of our exclusive alerts was for very big coastal waves and swells.  We sent alerts 5 days before official warnings.    Exclusive alerts are created using common sense,  weather models, member contributions and other information .   On site Reports From Members - Another Complete Success  We can now requested updates from members to get a far better idea of what was happening.   This was so successful it's now an important part of our service, enabling even better service for members.   Time Critical Alerts (TCA) With rapidly moving thunderstorms we had during the June 2022 polar blast,  Time Critical Alerts were sent to members, giving  5 to 15 minutes heads up that damaging thunderstorms were about to hit.   By monitoring weather radar, and getting member reports from precise locations, we can now tell members when a severe thunderstorms was about to hit. Warnings of 5-15minutes are enough to do a couple of outside things or even tell the kids what's coming.   The TCA's only work using our TXT alerts however. People read Txt immediately but emails not so  (see graph) .  During the damaging thunderstorms and tornadoes we sent over 20 TCAs for all parts of the country.   The graph clearly shows in the first 20 mins, ONLY 27% of people open an email.  Our txt could literally be a life saver .   Facebook and Twitter Unfit For Alerting   Facebook and Twitter don't meet our standards so we no longer send alerts through them.  They can't be customised to an individuals needs. The recognised standard for alerting these days is Push Alerts. Lert Info is undeniably the most advanced service of it's kind in the world from what we have seen.    Road Alerts were hugely popular and we saw a heap of new subscribers. Click Here Again, we sent information no one else had including maps that till now weren't possible on our text service.   One such alert was this closure because of a slip . By including the map it was a lot easier to follow detour instructions. We can even include distances.     Customised Personal Emergency alerts www.lert.info Txt Road alerts www.road.lert.info  

  • 0 What Are Time Critical, Exclusive Alerts?

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    The June 2022 Polar blast was one for the record books A spoke person for the Metservice described the storm as an extreme event, with very deep snow in places, and more than 111,000 lightning strikes. The polar system came in several waves and when thunderstorms were approaching, Lert Info sent TCAs (time critical alerts). Here we see a line of thunderstorms travelling west to east. People to the east were warned many minutes before it hit.  The appreciation from subscribers was huge. Snow was a major issue with many roads closed. We sent 20 or so proactive alerts ( looking ahead in time and using common sense) . People told us they were much appreciated. With SH8 Lindis Pass, Lert sent a heads up things were turning to custard very fast. This warning was more than 30 minutes before official sources. Hopefully it stopped some people travelling and getting trapped.   Lert info is designed specifically for everyone wanting to be far better informed and safer. Anyone can receive free alerts at www.lert.info . For NZ's only public Txt road alert service go to www.road.lert.info Thisis perfect for long distance travellers - commercial drivers, truckies, couriers etc.    

  • 0 New Events Scale Helps You Assess Events.

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    Every event  we send alerts for can now be signaled as to it's intensity and significance. After 12 years of operation we thought it might help you if a "picture "  could give you a better appreciation of different events. We have thousand of sources of information but that should make it easier for us to show how an event will unfold. By mentioning other events you will have a point of comparison. For email or txt alerts - www.lert.info  Time critical alerts like flash floods, severe thunderstorms, evacuations etc only work if you have the Txt service. It only cost 1/2 a bag of lollies per month.

  • 0 Improved Tool Improves Speed and Accuracy

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    For several years we have used pre defined map areas for regions. This assures consistency across all staff when defining areas.   This is the Canterbury Plains and Foothills map This map is for just Lyttleton.   By doing the same for over 100 towns and settlements,  the error rate to zero. This is part of our preparation for our forthcoming app which will be offered to susbcribers first. Release date still unknown.   Free Personal emergency alerts - Click here NZ's Only National Txt road alert service - Click here

  • 0 Rely on Facebook for Information... At Your Risk

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    Facebook used to be a wonderful tool many years ago, but today it’s a totally different product. People mistakenly believe they see every post from every page they follow, but they don’t. Whether you see a post is over to the Facebook Computer. When it comes to getting safety information to you in real time, we want you to have the best, and push alerts are the only solution. The following graph shows how long it took for people to see a specific Facebook post on Sunday Oct 17th/18th. Our exclusive push alerts reach you in real time, NOT up to a day later. While reasonable as a social connecter, Facebook it is definitely substandard for emergency alerting. If you rely on it for emergency alerts you could be putting you and your family's safety at risk.   With Facebook's drive for revenue, ALL business pages are now expected to buy advertising if they want reach ( Reach is a measure of people that stop on a post for 3 seconds). This includes Civil Defence, Metservice,  Lert Info, Councils, Fire, Police and every other business page. None are boosting their posts to get to as many people as possible as it's too tricky to do in a fast flowing emergency. How does this affect you?  It risks your safety. There are several key things that make a post go really well – comments, shares, likes, the correct images and how long people stay on a post. You can see the variation across our recent posts. The top post was after 24hrs. ( If print is too small in following table, turn your phone sideways)     Lert info has a following of 38,000  yet we've only reached 50% of our followers twice. You will never know when you miss out, and if you do see a post, how old is it? Emergency alerts are very time sensitive, the obvious solution is real time push alerts.  We can get Civil defence, weather, fire, Police and other alerts to you even before they do.  There is a good chance you may not see their posts in time, if at all. What is the solution? Push alerts! Over the last 9yrs Lert Info has continually developed NZ's only a dedicated push alert service. It covers all eventualities, not just road or weather  or Civil Defence, but anything. Our "Lerts " are sent to subscribers immediately . Lert Info is for everyone. You'll can get alerts pretty much immediately by Txt .  We also have a free email service for people that can’t afford a couple of dollars for Txt’s, but it has the usual email tradeoffs. Still it's better than nothing. Register at www.lert.info  before we send the next alert for your area.  Almost every place in New Zealand has received an alert in the last week.  Make "Lert" a key part of your emergency information kit. You should have have several sources anyway.      

  • 0 Alpine Fault Rupture Risk Dramatically Increased

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    SOBERING READ. - Great interview   Latest crucial information about Alpine Fault Rupture probability of breaking in the next 47 years has increased from 30% to 75% by 2068.   Fascinating hearing about the earthquake gate.   We attended the AF8 Seminar in Dunedin recently which was also very enlightening.   Important that you find out about the effects likely for your area as each location will be affected differently because of ground structure.   This interview about the 75% risk of rupture by 2068 is a jolt back to reality.     How prepared are you? There will be major breakages of infrastructure. Power for some will be off for weeks. Some silty areas will see liquefaction such as parts of South Dunedin and CHCH.   We suggest you read up on the AF8 scenario at AF8 Website and how it will affect your area.   Lert Info will be here to send alerts as we are in Dunedin which is going to be less impacted. We are assuming and ability to get information out and are currently looking forward to the Starlink network being operation then. Anyone that is one that should be able to get our alerts even though the mobile networks are down.   You can register for all our alerts here  .

  • 0 Earthquake caused tsunami can strike any time

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    New Zealand is vulnerable to tsunami effects from various sources in the Pacific Ring Of Fire.   There will be no warning of the quake that causes these, but depending on the source location there can be anything from 30mins to several hours lead time.   This Timeline  Video illustrates occassions when we have been affected. Sometimes the results is just tidal surges, others have seen small tsunami . Dates we have been affected 1906, 1923 (2), 1946, 1953, 1960 (massive source quake) 1964, 1965, 2001, 2005, 2010, 2011, 2012  Lert Info   will be here, when one does occur, to keep you updated in real time just as we did with the recent Kermadec tsunami risk. We have access to many information sources and can get additional information to you that could save your life.

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