Get ready for heavy rain – NEMA

👋 GET READY FOR HEAVY RAIN 🔔 9th May 2023 The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is encouraging people to get prepared as a new weather system brings significant rainfall over the next two days. The ground in many parts of Aotearoa is already saturated and with more heavy rain … Read more

What does a National State of Emergency mean?

This morning the New Zealand Government declared a National State of Emergency in response to Cyclone Gabrielle.   A National State of Emergency puts the Government in charge of any actions, as opposed to local authorities. This also allows the Government to help affected regions that are becoming overwhelmed. A National … Read more

Advice for Aucklanders – Tips for cleaning up your home after a flood

It’s important to remove flood damaged items from your home as they can pose aserious health risk to you and your family. Here are some tips for cleaning up your home and property. Personal safety while cleaning up: • wear rubber gloves, sturdy footwear, long-sleeved top and trousers• wear a … Read more

Civil Defence Centres and Shelters open from 7pm

Twenty-seven Civil Defence Centres and Shelters will be open from 7pm this evening to provide a refuge for families who need to leave their homes to shelter from Cyclone Gabrielle. Auckland Emergency Management has established centres or shelters in all Local Board areas across Tāmaki Makaurau. A further 12 community-lead … Read more

Official Government update – Cyclone Gabrielle

Cyclone Gabrielle will impact much of the North Island with severe gales, heavy rain and very large waves forecast from today through to Tuesday. This is expected to be an unprecedented and dangerous weather event. MetService has issued severe weather warnings for many parts of the North Island. Keep up … Read more

2023-02-10 Auckland Announcement

Kia Ora/Hello I’m Kerry Lotz, your new Adult Senior Facilitator at Deaf Aotearoa, Avondale office We want to let you know about emergency/weather forecast from Auckland City Council Please keep eye on weather for next 48 hours/2 days, cyclone coming from Sunday night onwards, creating more havoc on Monday and … Read more

Advice for Aucklanders Seeking help and support

Your wellbeing Asking for help is okay in these challenging times. It is understandable to feel sad, distressed, worried, confused, anxious or angry. For help with anxiety, distress, or mental wellbeing, call or text NEED TO TALK to 1737 orcontact one of the network of health and well-being providers including … Read more

Civil Defence Centres

Auckland Emergency Management have opened Civil Defence Centres for those who need to evacuate and cannot stay with friends or whānau. Please bring with you any essential items you may need, including medication, warm clothing and baby items. For an up to date list of Civil Defence Centres, visit … Read more

Auckland Floods update 15: Community Support available

Three Civil Defence Centres are currently open, and we have the ability to stand up additional Civil Defence Centres if needed. 82 people stayed in Civil Defence Centres last night. The locations of Civil Defence Centres are: The pop-up community and agency information hub has changed to Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Pool and … Read more