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TCDC: Weather warning update - high tide this afternoon

Weather warning update - high tide this afternoon


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A severe weather warning remains in place for strong winds in the Coromandel from 7pm this evening until 1am tomorrow with severe gale west to southwest winds, gusting up to 120km per hour.

"Heads up from Civil Defence - keep an eye on the high tide at 2.30pm this afternoon, especially for the coastal communities on the Thames Coast Rd, SH 25, as high winds are expected around the same time," says Garry Towler, our Civil Defence Controller.

"It's also important to stay informed before, during and after emergencies" says Mr Towler. "The more avenues of communication available to you, the better, see below for some we recommend."
The roads are open and we have had no reports of flooding, or power outages, however driving may be hazardous, especially for high-sided vehicles and motorcycles.
Strong wind gusts could damage trees, power lines and unsecured structures. So make sure you tie down any outdoor furniture, trampolines, etc.

Check MetService for the latest weather updates.

Be prepared:
• Torches and fresh batteries
• Ample drinking water and emergency food supplies
• An alternative means of cooking source if power is cut
• If your property is in a low-lying area, check if you need to move items to higher ground.
• Put away loose items and tie down trampolines or anything else that could be blown around in strong winds.
NZ Civil Defence has prepared the Get Ready, Get Thru website with lots of information about planning for emergencies. If you get ready, then you can get through.
Check MetService for the latest weather forecasts on this weather system.
Red Cross Hazards App - alerts about hazards. Download from the App Store or Google Play.
Local radio - Check stations and frequencies here.
Emergency Mobile Alert - these can be sent to your mobile phone, without needing to download an app or sign up. Check if your phone is capable of receiving them, here
Know your neighbours - phone each other, especially vulnerable people, to check if they're OK.
Waikato Regional Council has set up an online hub for rainfall and flood-related information to help people more easily keep up to date with severe weather events in the region. It can be found at www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/services/regional-services/regional-hazards-and-emergency-management/flood-room.

We will post regular updates on our Council's Facebook page as well as on our website and email newsletters.

Also follow Waikato Civil Defence on Facebook here and check out their website for updates here.

We'll also include updates on known local Council road closures. If you see a Council road that is impassable due to flooding or a debris, call us on 07 868 0200. If the issue is with a State Highway (eg, the Thames Coast Road, Kopu-Hikuai Road) please tell NZ Transport Agency on 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49) to speak to the call centre team who can also provide traffic and travel information.

Check NZTA's website before you travel for the latest information about road closures or work underway. You can also use their journey-planning website www.onthemove.govt.nz to plan the best route for your journey, taking into account known issues and traffic on state highways.

To report a power outage, contact Powerco or your provider.
For more on these channels, and other information about staying informed in emergencies, go to the Civil Defence "Never Happens" website.


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