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  • 0 Frosts for many SI Locations

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    FROSTS THURSDAY MORN are on the way for many SI locations. Temps from -2 to -5. Map from Weatherwatch Map - purple =frost  Weatherwatch Frost Forecasts   Following the rain, there could be ice patches so drive to conditions.     Do you know we run NZ's only Real Time National Txt Road Alerts - Where ever you are in the North or South Island we can txt alerts to you in real time. For more information Click Here      #Txtalerts #Textalerts #Civildefence #CDEM #Metservice #weatherwatch #flooding #floods #wind #snow #Heavyrain #thunderstorm #alpinepasses #blackice #windchill #roadclosures #frost #ice #NZTA  #Fog #Gales #firewood #roadalerts #wintryconditions #gales  #galeforce #snow #icyroads    

  • 0 Southerly Wind Flow Heralds Winter.

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    Winter is being heralded with a southerly change today and some snow falls  through to end of Wednesday, then Frosts on Thursday morning. We sent alerts to subscribers for all this on Monday. There is another round of cold and snow inclusive weather system coming for Sunday by the looks and we will have initial notifications probably from Wednesday. You can see on this imagery from Eathnullschool, the temperature is -67deg (green circle). this area is usually over the pole. The bumps of cold air extend to latitude 50 which is about where the red line is on the following map indicating colder air is advancing northwards and periodically closer to NZ from Antarctica. (Weatherwatch map) It would pay to check your car is ready for winter, - oil, water, anti freeze, washer fluids, wiper blades. Emergency Travellers Kit - Have you got a emergency pack with water, snack bars gloves and blanket in your car. his is advised if you're likely to travel in snowy areas over winter. An essential for information is our alert service. There is a general service here  and a specific Txt Road Alert Service here. Feel free to check them out, they could be what you are looking for.      

  • 0 Road Snow Expected

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    Issued: 11:33am Monday 10 May 2021 (Metservice)   Lindis Pass (SH8) Valid: 5 hours from 9:00pm Tuesday to 2:00am WednesdayForecast: Snow showers may affect higher parts of he road overnight Tuesday, and 1 to 2cm of snow may settle near the top of road.  Crown Range Road Valid: 8 hours from 6:00pm Tuesday to 2:00am WednesdayForecast: Snow showers are expected from Tuesday evening to the early hours of Wednesday, and 1 to 2cm of snow may settle on the top of the road.  Milford Road (SH94) Valid: 6 hours from 8:00pm Tuesday to 2:00am WednesdayForecast: Snow showers are likely from Tuesday evening to the early hours of Wednesday, and about 1cm of snow may settle on the road near the tunnel. Do you drive commercially? Then you need to know what lies ahead. Road Lert Info  is New Zealand's only National Txt Road Alert service and is here to help. We've helped thousands of drivers make better decisions and avoid long delays and dangerous situations. Join the community now - winter is just around the corner.                

  • 0 Being Prepared: Volcanic Ash Fall

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      New Zealand is vulnerable to Volcanic eruption like the 1995 Ruapehu. The risk of Egmont going in the next 50 years is reasonably high.  This article from GNS Science on  volcanic ash fall  may help : What to do during an ash fall How to clean up an ash fall Protection against ash fall You'll also need good, fast, reliable information to make appropriate decisions. If you're not already registered, Lert Info is NZ's only National Alert Service . - Register for FREE and make them part of your emergency tool kit.  They are recommended by many including management of companies, to help with their daily operations  

  • 0 Google To Roll Out An Earthquake Early Warning System in New Zealand

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    Google has designed an earthquake early warning system   that it's trialling in New Zealand and Greece, with staggered roll out. This will work on Android phones and uses a method of detection that we looked at many years ago. It will tell you there is an earthquake coming and how big . Drawbacks: Your phone needs to be charging for sensor to work Phone has to be on a flat surface for sensor to work Only for Android Signal is required. Our planned service: Will work on any Lert Info subscriber's phone You just continue using your phone normally Will use dedicated sensors Data will be collected before signal is lost. We have spoken to Dr Caroline Orchiston at Otago University and generated some interest there. Will use our proven and operational alert service to warn people. Release date around 2023 as we need to buy units to prove the concept and then strategically locate about 100-150units around key national locations.    We'd really be interested in your experience of the Google system as the idea is great but the execution of the system is where the proof of concept will be. We hope it's successful. It seems that the app will be downloaded on to people's phones automatically by the way the article reads. Geonet, GNS and Civil Defence reactions will be interesting. They say it will be at least 2-3yrs before they get anything up and running for a variety of reasons.  Subscribe at www.lertinfo.co.nz Lert has been built on passion, personal sacrifice and our own funds. Funding has always been an issue so growth is slower than we'd like but we will get there.     

  • 0 Counterfeit Bank Notes in BOP

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    "Increase of counterfeit money in Bay of Plenty " Bay of Plenty Police are seeing an increase in the use of counterfeit money in the region. On Wednesday, Tokoroa Police arrested a 38-year-old local man after he allegedly paid for goods with counterfeit notes. The man was in possession of a large amount of these notes and it is likely more are still circulating in the community. In the past few weeks Police have responded to a number of incidents where counterfeit notes have been presented at small businesses. There have also been reports of counterfeit money being used across the North Island from Hamilton to Wellington. The notes are printed on paper which can tear easily as opposed to legal tender which is printed on polymer. When accepting cash retailers are advised to take a “look, feel and tilt” approach to identify a genuine banknote. Information on this can be found on the Reserve Bank of NZ website. If you find you’ve already received a counterfeit banknote, put it in an envelope to avoid handling it further, and get in touch with Police. Anyone with information about the manufacture or distribution of counterfeit banknotes is asked to contact Police on 105. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.   NZ's Leading Emergency Alert Service - www.lertinfo.co.nz

  • 0 Winter Is Racing In Quickly

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      Weatherwatch forecast frost yesterday but -7 in Twizel probably wasn't expected. Is this is a prelude to a longer colder winter than we are used to?   Road alerts went to our South Island Road users as txt alerts last night as many wouldn't be expecting hard  frosts. The last thing you want is to catch ice while going around a corner especially.   6am Temps: Twizel as at 6am is on -7 degrees! Staggering for April, these temperatures are more associated with June, July and August! Mount Cook: -4 Lake Tekapo: -5 Burke’s Pass: -5 Fairlie: -4 Incredibly, at 7:40am, Fairlie was even colder at -6C.  

  • 0 Apparent NZ Post Scam

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    One of our staff received a Txt today advising there was a package ready for delivery. There was a quoted number and the message advised it was at NZPost. The request was for $2. That staff member is expecting several package from overseas. He was suspicious so went to the NZ Post site  knowing this was a likely scam and put the number in.  There was no such tracking number. Warning to everyone, postage is usually paid to the sender during  transaction, but many people may get caught out thinking it's a surprise package, and think nothing of paying the $2 as it's so small. We suggest you don't do anything before checking the legitimacy of the communication. If you're not registered for Emergency or General alerts, CLICK HERE

  • 0 Exclusive Alerts Increase

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    Lert Info always aims to provide the very best in emergency and general alerts. Two key aspect of a great timeliness and usefulness. Do you know some of our alerts reach you 30- 60mins  faster than other sources.  How is this possible? Subscribers send us information directly, especially localised events like  fires, crashes etc. We find this information very reliable.  Future proofing - Built into our, yet to be released app is a tool for members to message us directly. We find out the location from them  and generate an alert up to 60minutes before any other source.    Example of effectiveness: A car crash was reported to us on  SH1 Waitaki Bridge a couple of years ago. A member  told us the the bridge was blocked. 15 mins later another members advised 1 lane had been cleared. 30mins later another member advised the cars had been moved off the bridge and traffic was moving again .  By the time NZTA sent a closure notice out, the traffic was already flowing again. They sent a cancellation within 5mins. This is no reflection on NZTA at all, it's just that they have protocols to follow and that causes them delays.  We also generate exclusive alerts based on available information and using common sense. The bus strike in Wellington we knew would cause issues. Media initially didn't mention the repercussions, but we immediately sent an alert from Waikanae to Upper Hutt and Wellington. This faster information allows people to plan much better .   If you want an alternate reliable source of information for anything, you can register for our alerts at www.lertinfo.co.nz. We just want you to be better informed    

  • 0 Colder and possible Snow From Sunday

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    SNOW still in the models.     It's that time of the year. The temps will drop and the wind change direction .    Two models we follow show different locations for snow and amounts. We will see a third model's data tomorrow as they only project 5 days ahead, but their Sunday forecast is consistent with one other model.   Wind chill may need looking out for on Monday for coastal Otago and Southland.     As we get closer to Sunday, timing, amounts, when and where will become clearer.   This is still not locked in so just stay aware at this stage.   Not getting our emergency or general alerts? Just register and we can push them to you. You'll impress your friends with your extra knowledge.      

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