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  • 0 Don't Hesitate to Self Evacuate

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 21-05-2024
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    The continual moderate to heavy rain for Hawkes Bay and Wairarapa is set to run for another 12hrs or more in many locations. If you feel at risk, don't hesitate to self evacuate. Rivers are still rising and many will continue to do so. Remember rain that falls upstream/inland can take hours to arrive downstream. Map of river and stream level trend Earthnull School model for 8am Wednesday. Green circle moderate to heavy rain potential Rain Radar at 4pm Tuesday. Heavier rain is at the arrow base. If you want realtime information sent to you , Register for FREE at www.lert.info  

  • 0 Significant snow event due in central , Otago and Sthn Canterbury

    • Weather
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 17-05-2024
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     HEAVY SNOW RISK FOR LATER SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY The latest model guidance has seen a significant uptick in moisture. When this moisture mingles with colder air, snow amounts increase.   Map to 11pm Saturday   Map to 11am Sun   There will be road disruptions from Burkes Pass, to Haast. Lindis will be closed early during this event as this road looks as though it will be particularly hard hit with 20cm. We'll send Txt Road alerts when this happen - www.road.let.info   Plan ahead and take a survival bag including blanket, gloves, food bars, torch, a charged powerbank or at least, start the journey with a fully charged phone. Tell people your plans just in case. Snow level will be to about 400m with heaviest snowfall above 500m.   Snow accumulations vary - Lake Tekapo 10 to 20cm and Twizel 4 to 8cm and Mount Cook 15cm+   A couple of skifields could see significant amounts of 30 to 50cm . Remember, Mother Nature is in control here and things could get worse or not be as bad as forecast.   To be updated regularly , it's FREE at www.lert.info

  • 0 Planned closure SH94 TE ANAU TO MILFORD SOUND

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    SH94 TE ANAU TO MILFORD SOUND – PROJECT WORKS Plan ahead for CLOSURES of the Homer Tunnel from Fri 10 to Fri 17 May, 6pm-6am each night (Mon-Sat). A 15-min opening in place from 8pm-8:15pm. Please consider travelling outside of work hours, as there is no detour available.

  • 0 Weather Alerts for the North Island Possible

    • Weather
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 10-04-2024
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    Friday 12 Apr Source Metservice A large complex trough of low pressure affects the country. Cool southerly winds are likely to spread up the South Island, with snow possibly affecting higher roads and passes in the far south.There is moderate confidence of warning amounts of rain about central areas of the North Island from Taranaki to Bay of Plenty and Coromandel Peninsula, especially about the hills and ranges. For northern Tasman, Nelson and northwest Marlborough there is also moderate confidence that a rainfall warning will be needed. Meanwhile, there is low confidence that warning amounts of rain will affect most of the north and central North Island as depicted on the chart, and also the Tararua Range.In addition, there is low confidence that severe north to northeast gales will affect Auckland, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty across Gisborne/Tairawhiti to northern Hawke's Bay, and also Taupo, Taihape and South Taranaki. Set up your personal alerts at www.lert.info

  • 0 Significant weather event for South Is West Coast

    • Weather
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 08-04-2024
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    A wet week ahead for New Zealand08/04/2024Period of Monday 8th - Friday 12th April  MetService is forecasting a significant weather event to the South Island West coast from Tuesday, then spreads to the eastern South Island midweek, reaching the North Island by the end of the week. The weather system moves onto Fiordland early Tuesday morning and becomes slow-movinging in Westland Wednesday and ThursdayAmounts of 600 mm to 800mm expected in the ranges Tuesday to Thursday, with lesser amounts near the coast. Lert Info has already sent affected subscribers in multiple locations. Click for your own alerts There is potential to upgrade to a Red Warning. Rain of this amount may cause streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Slips and surface flooding willl make travel tricky.  For Txt Road alerts - Click hereOther areas in the South Island are also under Orange Warning or Watch, which may be upgraded in the coming days.  It looks like Tasman and the northern half of the North Island could also see some good rain amounts.  Southland, Otago and Canterbury could also see some wet stuff as the week progresses.    “This is an evolving situation and is a large weather system with a widespread reach, and anywhere under a Watch, Warning, or highlighted in the Severe Weather Outlook should brace for a wet few days,” Mmathapelo Makgabutlan advises - Metservice Meteorologist.Lert Info has sent Lerts for Wind watches for Fiordland and the Canterbury High Country for possible severe gales. Several other areas across the country may be in line for some strong winds this week. Large waves for the western and eastern coastlines of the South Island are likely on Thursday and Friday. This coincides witha king tide The most effective way to be kept up to date is with Emergency alerts from Lert Info - www.lert.info  They're FREE and sent straight to your email. We also have a Txt option if you're looking after a premium service.

  • 0 West coast Rain event possible Wed 10th and Thurs 11th April

    • Weather
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 05-04-2024
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    Looks like April 10/11 could have a spell of quite heavy rain. Yet to be locked in so just stay aware at this stage to the possibility. Will affect Fiordland and Westland. There looks to be a tropical feed aspect. The green circle shows heavy rain likel which can start at just 27Kg/m^ (See legend). The Cicle here is 39kg/m^ Rain amouns on Windy maps are preceeding 3hrs.   If you'd like to be included in our alerts if you're not already a subscriber, check out www.lert.info We're NZ's only comprehensive alert service  

  • 0 1:50 pm Update - SH1 South of Ward Closed For Several Hours.

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     UPDATE 1:50PM SH1 remains CLOSED between Riverlands and Kaikoura. SCU is attending and can take several hours to complete their investigations. SB detour via SH63, SH6, SH65 and SH7. Reverse for NB. Residents talk to contractors at the closure points if you need to access SH1. If you're not registered for Txt Road Alerts and want to know much sooner when anything lies on the road ahead, CLICK HERE  

  • 0 Toxic Algae In Waikanae River.

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    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 28-03-2024
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    THURSDAY 4.20PM - A Red Warning for toxic algae at Waikanae River Old SH 1 has been issued. The algae can make people sick and can be fatal to dogs. If you think your dog has swallowed toxic algae, take them to the nearest vet immediately.

  • 0 SH1 ASHBURTON TO RANGITATA – ROAD RECONSTRUCTION

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    Plan for STOP/GOs at multiple sites between Ashburton and Rangitata on Mon 26 Mar, 9am-5pm. Expect significant DELAYS of 40-mins at the Ealing site, with accumulative delays of 1hr possible along this route. Detour available 

  • 0 Brynderwyns Road works

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    SH1 BRYNDERWYN HILLS - UPCOMING CLOSURE To enable critical restoration work the #SH1 Brynderwyn Hills will CLOSE from midnight (11:59pm), Sun 25 Feb. Once closed multiple scenic detour routes will be available. Plan ahead for your preferred route:  

  • 0 February 2024 Newsletter

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    Welcome to our Feb 2024 Newsletter We hope you had a great Xmas and 2024 is a good year for you. Well, what a way to finish the year  - Yet another destructive Thunderstorm and early hot temperatures that continued through January. Severe Thunderstorms. Over the last 30 years, thunderstorms have become more frequent and violent. Some are extremely fast moving. Pre Xmas, one caused significant damage in the Hutt Valley. It was travelling at 40kph over the South Island, and once over Cook Straight sped up to 50kph due to no land resistance. Lert Info was tracking this and were the first to send alerts to Wellington members giving them at least 15minutes warning about the potential destructon due to hit.  However, only members on our txt service would have had their phones ring immediately.  People told us we were accurate to within 5 minutes and they were highly appreciative as no one else provided such a warning they were aware of. This is a classic situation why TXT is far superior to email for alerting. Click here to get txt alerts Preparing for emergergencies We'll be introducing a new tool this year.  - Pre-Emergency Check Lists  These bullet point reminders on how to prepare for Severe Thunderstorms, Tropiclal Cyclones, Wind Events, Rain Events etc, will be printable so you can quickly reference them. Our Facebook Group In September 2023 we set up a Facebook Group page at bit.ly/43nlESz. The response has been absolutely fantastic and the group is growing rapidly. We don't post directly to our Facebook page anymore.  Group posts go viral 50% of the time, which means you're far more likely to see them. Over the last 12yrs, we have had only three Facebook Page posts go viral, but we've have had over 20 go viral on the group page in just 5 months. Lert Sets the Standard in Alerting Other alert services have come and gone over the 12years since Lert Info started. Why don't they last? Usually because the time and funds needed puts it in the "Too Hard Basket" To do it porperly, it needs a huge bankroll and a passion. An effective alert service requires: Common sense  Critical thinking Speed Accuracy, Reliabilty Pin-point targeting of affected areas  Anticipation of how things could develope Push alerts are a must Must have human operators. Lert Info always aims to achieve all these. Facebook Fails for Push Alerts Facebook, sadly, is not able to be used for reliable real-time alerting. It's slow and often times you don't see posts ( you won't even know even ) and it can't be targeted.  It's how the Facebook algorithm works and even  if you change settings it won't have much affect.  Only Solution - Push alerts. - These are sent directly to you, in real time, based on what you want to areas as small as a street or the whole country.  Lert Info is the only service doing this. Not even the Civil Defence Mobile alert service can do this. You can set up your own push alerts at www.lert.info Heat Alerts Heat can be a killer even in New Zealand. Many people don't realise the fine line between heat exhuation and heat stroke, and what can be done to stay safe. Our Heat Alerts are issued when three close locations reach 31deg or a Humidex of 39. Alerts are usually just the size of a very small town like Matamata or Gore . A humidex of 40 is when Heat Exhustion can set in.       Drinking water only just part of rehydration. You also need to include salts and minerals. This video explains all. https://youtu.be/JAhvCuJNu3I Please Share Our Service Word of mouth is our best recommendton, so if you feel we are worthy of a mention to your friends and family, we can keep them updated, like just like you. Just share this newsletter and tell them to click the link - www.lert.info    Till next time, stay safe, stay well. Lert Team  

  • 0 Auckland Flood Maps

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    Auckland City Council has created a handy tool around flood risks.  There are four flood categories Flood Plains Flood Prone Areas Overland Flow Paths Coastal inundation Check out the map at https://bit.ly/3SmGUUU  There is a description of eachand you can zoom in on the map for your street by the looks. Knowing the risks can keep you safer.  

  • 0 Hot Days - How To Cope

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    Heat Exhaustion Comes Before Heat Stroke, but we're here to help with exclusive heat alerts.   From 32deg, heat exhaustion can develop. More importantly, the Humidex can reach 40 at which point the body can suffer with Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke. Humidex is the measure temperature and humidity and gives a  "Temp feels like" sensation.  39 is our trigger for  heat alerts  Example: A temperature of 32 and a Humidity of 50% gives a Humidex of 40. Before symptoms appear, you may develop a red rash (heat rash) or heat cramps. These muscle cramps can affect any muscle, but they usually happen in the arms or legs. Heat exhaustion symptoms may include: Dizziness, light-headedness, blurred vision and headache. Fever Fatigue, weakness or fainting (syncope). Nausea and vomiting. Rapid, shallow breaths. Severe or excessive sweating and cold, clammy (damp) skin. Swollen ankles or swelling in the feet and hands (heat edema). Weak, fast heartbeat and low blood pressure when you stand up (orthostatic hypotension). What causes heat exhaustion? Usually, sweat cools your skin and acts like an air conditioner for your entire body. When active (especially in hot weather), your body works hard to regulate its core temperature. Heat exhaustion happens when your body temperature rises too high and your body can’t cool itself down. During physical activity, your body loses fluids and electrolytes through sweat. Electrolytes are minerals (such as sodium and potassium) that help your body work the way it should. If your body loses too much fluid and sodium (salt) and you don’t replace them, you become dehydrated. Dehydration can lead to heat exhaustion. This video is well worth a watch Drinking Water Is NOT the Best Way to Stay Hydrated Lert Info has exclusive Heat Alerts. Lert now sends exclusive real time heat alerts when three close locations reach 39degrees (Humidex).  You won't know what the temp is unless you have a thermometer so we're here to help. These alerts are only sent to members on our email/ Txt service members.  If you want to be included sign up for FREE - Register here.

  • 0 Severe Gales for Much of SI and Lower NI

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    Wind warnings and watches are now out for much of the South Island and lower North Island.Stay aware of what is happening if you're driving. Watch what the trees and grasses are doing and how your vehicle and others around you, are handling .  Metservice warnings - Lert.nz/s?=1 Severe gusts can occur where topography is open land but where hills or cuttings are close. Lines of trees can block winds and when you get away from their shelter you feel the gusts. Txt Road Alerts - www.road.lert.info

  • 0 Relax, Lert Info Has Your Back.

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    Do you know Facebook will never show you  all Facebook posts from pages you follow? It's because Facebook never sends post immediately to all page followers. Sometimes  never at all. For alerting, this is totally unacceptable especially during emergency situations. The preferred solution - real time push alerts, the  Modus Operandi of Lert Info for  13years. During any event ( Cyclone Gabrielle, Auckland Floods and Port Hills Fire etc) you need info ASAP . Lert Info pushes information to members in real time. Over the years, Facebook has reduced Post Reach and it's now a ridiculous 3-10% on average. The table is from 3 years ago and the figures have only gotten worse. it shows how many of our FB page followers never saw the posts. Why? Facebook wants page owners  to now BUY a boost. It's about money. It's the same with all pages you follow -  Civil Defence, your councils,  etc. There is only one simple solution to solve this dilemma. Personalised "Push Alerts". This is what Lert Info does, and is the only service of it's kind in New Zealand. 1  Exclusive alerts that no one else has 2  Email alerts - up-to 99% reach but if you read emails once a day , this will not be ideal 3  Txt alerts 99% reach. You're likely to read these immediately- perfect for fast moving situations and events that happen with no warning. 4   Facebook group page 80-95% reach 5  "News alerts", 99% reach - ONLY sent to Lert Info members.  Register HERE  Our Facebook Group 1 Facebook encourages Groups and will push posts to you, more than our page.2 You can comment, and even post on the group page. 3 Your posts can be useful during events. The group page can become the town square for information.4 All submitted posts are monitored for quality control.5 You'll be playing an important role in helping others during events. Register for your FREE alerts today-  Click here . Join our Facebook Group  -  click here . Stay in the information loop more effectively.  

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