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Aucklanders without toilet facilities urged to get in touch


12 April 2018

Aucklanders without toilet facilities urged to get in touch


Auckland Emergency Management Director John Dragicevich says the number of households still affected by Tuesday evening’s storm is continuing to trend downwards.

“Much of Auckland is returning to normal but we are hearing anecdotally that there may be a small number of households whose waste water tanks need electricity to run and, given that power is still to be restored in some areas, we want to make sure that all Aucklanders have access to toilet facilities.

“We unfortunately don’t have data on how many people may be in this situation but we encourage anyone without access to a toilet or drinking water because of the storm to phone us on 0800 22 22 00.

“We will take their details and get a portaloo and portable drinking water source to themtomorrow,” he says.

Reminder about tonight’s weather forecast

Auckland Metservice meteorologist Georgina Griffiths says tonight’s weather is expected to be very different to the previous storm. A fast-moving front brings a windy and wet night to Auckland, but people living in eastern or central parts of Auckland are unlikely to experience gusts anywhere near as large as previously seen.

For those living out west, especially along the west coast beaches, there remains a good chance of experiencing briefly damaging winds again tonight (8pm-midnight).

“During the last event, damaging winds were widespread and affected most people. This is not the case tonight – we expect severe winds to be rather localised this time around,” says Griffiths.

Aucklanders are encouraged to clear their gutters of leaves and debris if it is safe to do so and to check on their neighbours.


For those living out west, especially along the west coast beaches, there remains a good chance of experiencing briefly damaging winds again tonight (8pm-midnight).

“During the last event, damaging winds were widespread and affected most people. This is not the case tonight – we expect severe winds to be rather localised this time around,” says Griffiths.

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