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Be prepared - Nelson Tasman

Following the devastation caused by Cyclone Gita in the Pacific, forecasters are closely watching the path of the Cyclone as it tracks towards New Zealand.

Current predictions show that the Cyclone may track over the lower North Island/Upper South Island on Tuesday. Although it may lessen in severity, it could still bring with it strong winds, heavy rain and storm surges. Forecasters are warning that this may be a significant weather event.

As Nelson Tasman has been impacted in February by two previous storm events, we are recommending that residents are prepared should this event continue to track as forecast.

If residents were previously flooded in either of the last two events, then we strongly encourage you to take precautions to protect your property. Tasman District Council and Nelson City Council do not provide sandbags, and so residents are recommended to make their own arrangements.

Campers, mariners and other people who live and work along the coast, should pay particular attention to forecasts and prepare accordingly.

It is also a good reminder for residents to make sure their emergency supplies and plans are up to date. Go to http://www.nelsontasmancivildefence.co.nz/get-ready/get-ready-at-home/ for more information.

The Metservice will be providing regular updates on their blog http://blog.metservice.com/ and you can get local updates on the Nelson Tasman Civil Defence Facebook Page.

Local roading updates will be provided on the respective Council Facebook Pages.

https://www.facebook.com/nelsoncitycouncil/
https://www.facebook.com/TasmanDistrictCouncil/

and State Highway information on:
https://www.facebook.com/nztasouthisland/

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