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What to do in a flooding emergency
If there is an immediate risk to life or property, call 111.
If you encounter floodwaters around Auckland, here are some tips to help keep you safe:
- Call 111 if there is a risk to life or property.
- Be prepared to evacuate quickly if it becomes necessary, follow your emergency plan, take your emergency bag and pets with you if it is safe to do so.
- Surface flooding, restricted visibility and slips are possible during severe weather; avoid driving unless absolutely necessary.
- Be aware that cars, caravans and tree branches float and can become flood debris that causes damage.
- Do not try to walk or drive through floodwater. It may be contaminated and contain hidden objects that can hurt you.
- Move valuable or dangerous items as high as you can off the floor or out of the flood zone.
DO's and DON'Ts of flooding
|Flooding in Auckland||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/flooding-blockages||Flooding in Auckland||If there is immediate risk to life or property, phone 111. For non-emergencies, find out who to contact for flooding on public or private property.||aspx||Stormwater|
|Building assessments for flood and cyclone-damaged properties||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/building-and-consents/Pages/inspections-building-assessments-flood-cyclone-damaged-properties.aspx||Building assessments for flood and cyclone-damaged properties||Information on how we assess flood and cyclone-damaged buildings for safety.||aspx||Building consents
|How to report coastal hazards||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/what-you-can-do-for-environment/Pages/how-to-report-coastal-hazards.aspx||How to report coastal hazards||What to do and who to contact if a severe beach erosion, cliff instability or other coastal hazard is found. ||aspx||Environment consultation|
|Check for flood risks before you buy or build||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/flooding-blockages/Pages/check-flood-risks-before-buy-build.aspx||Check for flood risks before you buy or build||Check for flood hazards on the area of your property before you buy or build. Get property information to help you make the right decisions. ||aspx||Stormwater|
|Missing, dislodged or damaged manhole or catchpit cover||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/flooding-blockages/Pages/missing-dislodged-damaged-manhole-cover.aspx||Missing, dislodged or damaged manhole or catchpit cover||Report missing, dislodged or damaged manhole covers, grilles and other stormwater assets urgently. Displaced assets pose a threat to public safety. ||aspx||Stormwater|
|Reduce flooding risks on your property||https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/environment/looking-after-aucklands-water/flooding-blockages/Pages/prevent-flooding-blockages-on-property.aspx||Reduce flooding risks on your property||Keep drains and overland flow paths clear to prevent flooding and blockages on your property. Add permeable areas such as lawns to minimise runoff.||aspx||Stormwater|
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