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What to do in a flooding emergency

If there is an immediate risk to life or property, call 111.

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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

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