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Civil Defence Update In Light of Power Failure

Rolling updates as it happens

 

From Auckland Civil Defence and Auckland Council

Civil Defence activated to assist with effects of substation power cut

Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management’s emergency coordination centre was activated early this morning to assist with managing the effects of the Penrose substation fire.

A number of Auckland suburbs are without power. Vector estimates it will take 24 to 48 hours to restore power to St Johns, Remuera, Sylvia Park and Mt Wellington.

Vector estimates the following areas could be restored this afternoon: Newmarket, Glen Innes, Onehunga and parts of Epsom.

Clive Manley, Civil Defence Controller says his priority is to provide assistance to those who are in most need and ensure that critical infrastructure continues to operate.

“We are in close contact with Vector, Transpower, Police and the Fire Service.”

“People who are medically dependent should have implemented their alternative arrangements. If they need additional help they should contact Vector 0508 VECTOR (0508 832 867) or if life-threatening, call 111.”

Civil Defence will provide updates through the day.

Follow Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter @AucklandCDEM. 

If you have a smartphone, you can receive instant updates from the Auckland Civil Defence app, available in your app store.

Go to aucklandcivildefence.org.nz/Alerting/Get-the-Applications

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More as the updates come through

 

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As of 2:45pm from Civil Defence and Auckland Council

Road users urged to take caution

Although weather conditions have improved Auckland Civil Defence is asking drivers to take extra care on the roads with localised thunderstorms and rain expected between 3pm and 7pm.

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is urging people to travel during daylight hours if they are going away for Easter. Slips and debris may be common on roads which will be dangerous at night.

Flooding along Tamaki Drive and in eastern bays communities has subsided with outgoing tides.  Tamaki Drive has been reopened and Civil Defence and other council staff are assessing the damage to approximately eleven properties which were impacted by the flooding.

Localised power outages are still affecting the region. As of 2pm approximately 17,000 properties were still affected.

NZ Fire Service has responded to approximately 340 weather-related calls across Auckland.

High tide is forecast for 9.12pm tonight.  The flooding that occurred at Tamaki Drive and in eastern bay communities this morning was due to very strong northeast winds driving the sea onshore.  Wind conditions are easing in Auckland this afternoon and no flooding is expected at high tide tonight.

Contractors and emergency services continue work to clear fallen trees and other debris.

Auckland Civil Defence is monitoring the weather situation and advises people to keep up to date with severe weather warnings and forecasts from MetService.

  • People should stay off the roads if possible.
  • Power and phone services may be disrupted.  We recommend you have a torch and a battery-powered radio so you can listen to weather alerts.

 

On the road drivers are urged to exercise caution:

  • Headlights on.
  • Drive to the conditions.
  • Keep a safe distance from the car in front.

 

For more information:

To keep updated, follow Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter @AucklandCDEM.

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.

To keep up to date with outages, download Vector’s Outage Manager App from iTunes or Google Play. Go to http://www.vector.co.nz/outages. To download Counties Power’s App, go tohttp://www.countiespower.co.nz/.

 

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

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As of this morning from Civil Defence and Auckland Council

Flooding, debris and power cuts as storm hits

 

Auckland Civil Defence reminds Aucklanders to stay up-to-date with weather forecasts as severe weather impacts the region.
Extensive flooding has been reported on Tamaki Drive. Auckland Transport has closed the road from the Strand to Kohimarama Road. NZ Police and Fire Service are responding to flooding.
High tide was at 8.42am and tides are expected to ease over the next few hours.
Localised power outages, flooding and fallen trees continue to be reported around the region. Rainfall is expected to become more intense this morning. Wind gusts of 128 km/hr have been recorded.
The Auckland Emergency Coordination Centre is responding to incidents and scaling up staff to facilitate the response.
Auckland Civil Defence is monitoring the weather situation and advises people to keep up to date with severe weather warnings and forecasts from MetService.

” People should stay off the roads if possible.
” Power and phone services may be disrupted. We recommend you have a torch and a battery-powered radio so you can listen to weather alerts.

On the road drivers are urged to exercise caution:
” Headlights on.
” Drive to the conditions.
” Keep a safe distance from the car in front.

For more information:
To keep updated, follow Auckland Civil Defence and Emergency Management on Facebook and Twitter @AucklandCDEM.
If you have a smartphone, please download the Auckland Civil Defence app to receive instant updates. Go towww.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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More as it comes

Stay safe out there folks and keep listening to updates from Civil Defence please.