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14th February 2023 - 4:48pm

Your local office may be closed due to weather damage. Please contact your local facilitator first if you need to visit our office.

You can also Freetext 8223 or email if you need to contact Deaf Aotearoa for support.

This situation keeps changing, so some of the information in this edition may not be the most updated after it's sent out.

Please check your local Civil Defence/National Emergency Management Group and MetService for updates and weather warnings.

Stay safe!

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Civil Defence New Zealand

The National Emergency Management Agency provides leadership in reducing risk, being ready for, responding to and recovering from emergencies.

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MetService - Te Ratonga Tirorangi

MetService, Te Ratonga Tirorangi, is New Zealand's national weather authority, providing comprehensive weather services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Other ways to contact us: (service support) (general enquiries) Freephone 0800 332 322

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This will make it easier for you to contact us! Your text will be received by one of the Duty Team – Lee, Joyce, Dita or Gerry.

This is open for any services support or general enquiries.

Duty opening hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 4.30PM.

If walk-in, please check your local Deaf Aotearoa office's opening hours

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What to do during a storm

Storms can happen any time of the year. They can bring strong winds, heavy rain or snow, thunder, lightning, tornadoes and rough seas. Find out what to do before, during and after a storm,

Stay informed, follow your Civil Defence Emergency Management Group online. Follow the instructions of civil defence and emergency services.

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What to do during landslide

Landslides can happen without warning. They are often triggered by heavy rain, earthquakes and, in some cases, human activity. Find out what to do before, during and after a landslide,

Find out what do do during a landslide or if you think a landslide is about to happen.


What to do during a flood

Floods happen often in New Zealand and can cause a lot of damage and loss of life. Find out what to do before, during and after flooding,

Find out what to do during a flood. Put safety first. Don’t take any chances. Act quickly if you see rising water.


Advice for disabled people

If you have a disability or any requirements that may put you at greater risk in an emergency, find advice to get ready.

Find out how you can get ready


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