Check out what the weather is doing in your part of the region by keeping up to date with the latest information from MetService. MetService will also show you if there are any weather warnings coming our way.
Keep an eye on the latest road information by keeping up to date with road closures in your area.
'On the Move' is a fully customisable travel information service that provides information to travellers prior to their journey and about road and driving conditions, incidents and road works taking place on New Zealand's state highways.
These radio stations are most likely to be broadcasting warnings and advice in an emergency
Leave home only if in immediate danger or if you are officially advised.
Stay inside (unless you are advised to evacuate) if there is a chemical or gas disaster or a storm. Listen to the radio or TV for information. If the power is off, your car radio will still work.
If you need to evacuate, secure your home as though you were going on holiday and turn off power, water, and gas. Ensure each adult in your household knows how to turn these off.
To indicate that you have successfully evacuated, tear the back cover off the phone book and put it in the window where it can be seen from the street.
Evacuate if there is:
For more information on where you should evacuate to, go to the region pages below:
Emergency Management Otago is encouraging residents across the region to sign up to Gets Ready, a proven two-way communication tool which helps people better prepare for emergencies and be more informed, co-ordinated and resilient when they occur.
Gets Ready is a well-established system that was set up in the Selwyn District after the 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes. It has already been trialled in Central Otago and Queenstown’s Kelvin Heights Peninsula for the past year and is now being rolled out regionwide.
Three key benefits of signing up to Gets Ready: