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North-east beach most likely to bear brunt of Cylone Lusi

North-east beach communities most likely to bear brunt of Cyclone Lusi


Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management advises people to take care across the region tomorrow and extra caution on north-east coast beaches.

Weather forecasters are predicting high winds of up to 120km/h and rough seas.

Auckland Council Civil Defence Controller Clive Manley says the two hours either side of high tide are likely to cause the most problems.

“Tomorrow’s high tides are 7.29am and 7.56pm. The morning’s high tide will be of moderate risk for some areas and the evening’s tide will bring high risk to some parts.”

The areas likely to be affected are:

At high risk of coastal erosion (ie properties that are very close to the beach may be affected) from 2pm to 10pm tomorrow: Omaha, Snells Beach, Algies Bay, Waiwera, Hatfields Beach, Orewa and Red Beach.

At moderate risk of coastal erosion from 2pm to 10pm tomorrow: Stanmore Bay, Big Manly, Tindalls Beach, Matakatia Bay, Arkles Bay, Long Bay, Waiake, Browns Bay, Murrays/Mairangi Bay, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Milford Beach, Takapuna Beach, Cheltenham, Narrow Neck and Claris.

At moderate risk of beach erosion (ie the beach could be eroded) from Saturday 7am to 11am: Omaha, Snells Beach, Algies Bay, Waiwera, Hatfields Beach, Orewa, Red Beach and Claris.

“We also expect the Waitakere and Hunua ranges to receive the highest rainfall, which has the potential to cause slips in these areas.”

People are advised to be prepared and keep up to date with severe weather warnings and forecasts from MetService.

Cyclone Lusi’s high winds and rain could bring rough seas, coastal erosion, flooding, slips, road closures, and power and phone outages.

In the event of a power outage people they should stay well clear of fallen power lines or damaged electrical equipment and treat them as live at all times.

To keep up to date with outages, download Vector’s Outage Manager App from iTunes or Google Play.

Check your drains and gutters are clear, and secure items such as outdoor furniture, rubbish bins and trampolines.

People are also being asked to restrict their travel and take extra care if they do have to travel.

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.

Visit www.getthru.govt.nz for detailed information on what to do, before, during and after a storm.

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