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  • 0 Roving Reporters Invaluable During Events

    • General
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 07-10-2019
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    During the significant rain event on the West Coast, information sent to Lert Info can greatly help keep others safe. If you have flooding or hear of washouts, or developing situations, please email us details and photos. Send to Roving Reporter   Many Thanks Lert Info Team

  • 1 Don't Miss Another Lert News Story

    • General
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 24-09-2019
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      FACEBOOK UPDATES will limit what posts you will see.  One of the Facebook changes brought in over September is now affecting Lert and all others like Civil Defence, Metservice, Councils , and local community pages. If a post has a link that takes people away from the FB page, such as to their own websites, FB will reduced the number to "fans" that are shown the post.   What does that mean for you? You will see far fewer posts and more than likely, miss important information.   Unfortunetly you will never know when a post is made and whether you missed it.   For Lert Info, some of our posts are a prelude to important developing situations that may become alerts.   To ensure you see our news posts that are relevant to your location, we can now advise you through our free email alert service.   These push notifications ensure you hear about something newsworthy for your location. If you live in Palmerston North you won't hear about something in Christchurch.  There is a mix of items from other media plus an increasing number of exclusive stories.   This example shows a Thunderstorm Outlook that looks likely to become alerts.       This was a news item advising walking tracks were closed following a scrub fire in Dunedin     Register for our free email news advisories and you'll also get our actual alerts as well - for FREE.  

  • 1 Dedicated Rural Weather Website Launches

    • Weather
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 06-09-2019
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    Weatherwatch NZ has now launched a dedicated Rural Weather  web site. It's interactive, with graphs, and data useful for people on the land. Check this short promotional video from WW and remember to bookmark the  address.    

  • 1 43% Chance of M5.5-5.9 in CHCH before July 2020

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    Scientists have estimated a 43% chance of a M5.5 to 5.9 quake in Chch before July 2020. That's a significant shake. Recent quakes have been 10km deep or less. The M6.2 that severely damaged CHCH was 7km deep. On the positive side, quakes in Canterbury should be less damaging.A shallow M5.9 could easily topple fragile chimneys etc., so, check your emergency kit is in good order. We weren't operational at the time of the CHCH 2011 quake, but we at Lert.info are certainly ready for NZ's next big one. During the recent Kaikoura quake, many people on our service commented we kept them far better informed than anything else because we focused on the quality of the alerts. To get your very own personal alerts, pop over to www.lert.info before you need us.

  • 0 Safety Around Gas

    • General
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 20-07-2019
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    With  the recent tragic house explosion in Christchurch that destroyed  1 house, Badly injured 5 and damaged 25 houses, People are understandably uneasy about gas now. We found these sources of information that may help. Keeping Yourself Safe With Gas Portable Gas Appliances   For emergency alerts for everything, not just Civil Defence, Click Here   

  • 0 Measles Is Just A Plane Ride Away

    • Health
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 18-07-2019
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    The current number of cases of  measles in NZ is now 305. This is the highest in 5 years. Infectious disease experts have warned that a generation of New Zealanders are still vulnerable to contracting measles due to a lack of a national approach. In early July passengers on two flights were infected by the same person because at the time, that person didn't even know they had measles Full story - Measles Is Just A Plane Ride Away

  • 0 Better News Service Now Available

    • General
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 17-07-2019
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    Over the years we have used Facebook to get news and information to you that completed our alert service. This may have been for advice of welfare centres opening during floods, travel delays for weather, infectious diseases, fruitfly, biohazards etc. but in news format not as alerts. Facebook unfortunately restricts delivery of posts and fewer people get them these days. In September they will be further restricted by more changes. There have also been other issues that cause us headaches. SOLUTION: We will migrate over to our dedicated news service. HOW IT WORKS: Everyone on our alert service Lert Info, inside a ringfenced area, will be advised there is a news article specific to their location. If you're interested you click the link and go to the full article, or else you can just ignore it.    These are not alerts but information that rounds out our service to make it more complete.  You can leave comments if you wish and you can share the articles with your friends with just a couple of clicks. You will need to register at Free Alert Service so we can get these articles to you. You'll also then get the alerts for free as well We look forward to keeping you much better informed. Lert Info Team

  • 0 Poor Public Transport Infrastructure May Keep People ON the Roads

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      New Zealand's public transport is constantly improving but still has a long way to go says Infrastructure NZ's chief executive officer. Travel Infrastructure Frailties   "I don't think it's good enough from a user perspective," said Stephen Selwood on Wednesday.   "We're constantly having to improve the system but any system like public transport where you're using one [train] line any disruption is going to cause problems," he told The AM Show.   Last week the derailment of a train in Wellington caused chaos for 20,000 commuters, and in June an electrical fault left all Auckland train services stopped dead in their tracks.  

  • 0 The Perils Of Email

    • General
    • by Stuart Gunn
    • 10-07-2019
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    Increasingly, email is becoming tricky to use. Spam filters, blockers, lag time, servers down etc. etc. let alone the average 60mins plus it takes for someone to open their email. It doesn't bode well if there is an emergency. We found this excellent video which explains The Email Cycle . Down the track. we envisage dropping the email only service as it's just getting so tricky to use. Civil Defence regions have dropped it, but we have thousands and thousands of people to consider and so perseveared for the last two years.  The replacement will be so much better.  

  • 0 AF8 - The Sleeping Giant

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    Tonight our Team attended the AF8 Lecture at the University of Otago. It was presented by Dr. Caroline Orchidston and Chris Hawker from Civil Defence. AF8 stand for Alpine Fault Magnitude 8 This demonstrated the research that has been going into preparing for this event.  The Following is not to scare you but make you realise this will happen at some time and it will not be pretty. So when will the fault rupture? It could be  at "4:30pm  tomorrow" as CHris Hawker says. Why then? Because if everyone just says sometime in the future, the future will never come and people won't prepare. By having a finite time your start to take it seriously. We saw the records of 27 Alpine fault ruptures and it was bloody freaky to see the regular occurrance of ruptures. On  average every 300 yrs.    WE ARE NOW OVERDUE by 2 yrs. The effects on infrastructure, people, buildings,  tourists, ability to communicate, EVERYTHING, will be absolutely enormous. If you're in the South Island when it lets go, you WILL be affected. No power and  no communication for many, in the first few days. Ask people from CHCH and Kaikoura what it's like. All mountain passess will be broken, communities will be isolated, in a worst case scenario the will be tens of thousands of tourists and residents trapped in Queenstown and the  West Coast could be cut off for months. We really do need to prepare as individuals and communities. The more we prepare the more resilient we are. Individual can prepare with survival kits. Communities can prepare by getting to know each other. What strenghts and weaknesses people have.  Contact your local Civil Defence contacts and volunteer. Civil Defence will rely on volunteers hugely for this  

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