Auckland keeping close watch on Cyclone Lusi
Media advisory No 1
5.10pm, 13 March
Auckland keeping close watch on Cyclone
Auckland’s Civil Defence and Emergency
Management (CDEM) is preparing to manage any incidents if as
expected Cyclone Lusi hits the region this
Auckland Council CDEM Manager Clive Manley says
Civil Defence and key council staff are closely tracking the
path of Cyclone Lusi and he advises people to prepare for
severe weather conditions.
MetService has issued a severe
weather watch for Auckland this weekend, with heavy rain and
winds of up to 110km/h. People are advised to keep up to
date with severe weather warnings and forecasts from MetService.
“People need to monitor
official weather warnings and forecasts and be prepared.
Cyclone Lusi could well bring flooding, slips, road
closures, and power and phone outages.
people to take steps to prepare now. Check your drains and
gutters are clear, and secure items such as outdoor
furniture, rubbish bins and trampolines.”
also being warned that travel plans could be affected and
these may need to be reviewed.
To keep updated, follow
Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter @AucklandCDEM.
You can also
follow updates from Auckland Council on Facebook and Twitter @aklcouncil.
If you have a
smartphone, please download the Auckland Civil Defence app
to receive instant updates. Go to www.aucklandcivildefence.org.nz/Alerting/Get-the-Applications.
www.getthru.govt.nz for detailed
information on what to do, before, during and after a
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