Cyclone Lusi Update as of 1000 Hours

Getting a Bit Wet Here

 

Okay the rain has picked up now and the lawn is finally getting watered. That said still not too much drama yet here in South Auckland although Twitter is lighting up with reports and pictures from North Auckland which is still getting hammered by Lusi.

From Civl Defence on the latest update as of 1000 hours

Conditions across Auckland are deteriorating as Cyclone Lusi continues to track south west of the North Island.

Localised power outages are occurring across the region with 2219 customers affected at 1000 hours.  Vector is restoring affected customers.

Stormwater blockages from debris and persistent rainfall is causing isolated surface flooding around the region. No significant flooding issues have been identified as of 1000 hours.  Reports of a rockfall blocking the Hibiscus Coast Highway at Waiwera have been received.

This morning rainfall forecasts indicate that accumulations may be higher than previously modelled.  Rainfall north of Orewa may see an additional 50 – 70mm today with lesser amounts for the rest of the region.

Winds are still expected to increase in strength and peak this afternoon.  Coastal erosion is still expected on northeastern beaches later today.

The Emergency Coordination Centre continues to monitor the region and will provide additional updates as necessary.

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This information is the same that is coming through Facebook and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Auckland-Civil-Defence-and-Emergency-Management/533900503394110

Please remember to keep tabs on the latest Civil Defence updates from the radio and internet means.

Stay safe and let hope the Waikato get a decent dump to break the drought down there.