Make Preparations for Cyclone Gita

Make Preparations for Cyclone Gita

Monday, February 19, 2018

Cyclone Gita is currently moving towards New Zealand with expected landfall on Tuesday or Wednesday. We are monitoring it closely alongside MetService New Zealand.

While Gita is tracking southwards of us this could change. Metservice has advised that we may experience heavy rain this afternoon and overnight, mostly on the mountain.

South Taranaki will experience strong winds tomorrow and Wednesday, between 100-150km/h which may cause damage to power lines and structures. There is potential for large waves on the coast of between 4-8m on the northern coast on Tuesday. The combination of surf conditions and storm surge created by Cyclone Gita means that conditions will be unsafe for swimming. perience strong winds tomorrow and Wednesday, between 100-150km/h which may cause damage to power lines and structures. There is potential for large waves on the coast of between 4-8m on the northern coast on Tuesday. The combination of surf conditions and storm surge created by Cyclone Gita means that conditions will be unsafe for swimming.

Keep up to date with the Taranaki Civil Defence Facebook page

For more information on the current outlook, please visit http://www.metservice.com/warnings/severe-weather-outlook.

Please remember, if there is a serious risk to life or property call 111.

Other things to consider:

If it's your rubbish/recycling collection day don’t put your wheelie bin out if you don’t need to.

Secure items (like trampolines) on your property which could get blown around/cause damage.

Bring pets inside.

Make sure you have at least half a tank of fuel in your vehicle.

Consider what you will do if your electricity gets cut.

You can get more advice on how to prepare from http://getthru.govt.nz/disasters/storms/