Emergency Mobile Alert issued for Rodney, Helensville, Upper Harbour, Te Atatu and Henderson Valley

Publish Date : 24 Feb 2023
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Auckland Emergency Management has issued an Emergency Mobile Alert (EMA) at 5:19pm this evening to provide important safety messages for the heightened risk of further landslides and flash flooding for areas in and around Rodney, Helensville, Upper Harbour, Te Atatu and Henderson Valley.

The alert has been issued due to an active line of thunderstorms which has brought high intensity, localised downpours.

As a precaution, residents should:

  • Avoid any unnecessary travel and shelter in place.  
  • Gather essential items to take with you if you are required to evacuate. Prepare to bring your pets.  
  • Act immediately if you see rising water; floods and landslips can happen quickly.
  • If you see rising water or sense moving earth, do not wait for official warnings. Head for safer ground and stay away from floodwater and landslips.
  • If your life is in danger, call 111 immediately. 
  • We are urging people to keep an eye on the rain radar at www.metservice.com   

Issued by Auckland Emergency Management on 24 February 2023 at 5:19pm

Any further updates will be posted to the Auckland Emergency Management social media channels.

EMAs are delivered to phones in reach of selected cell tower locations. Given the location of this system, most of the population of Auckland will have received this EMA, though some people outside the warning area may also receive the EMA. More information on how EMAs work, including troubleshooting, is available on the Get Ready website.

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