Stay safe! Preparing for Cyclone Gabrielle
As you may have heard in the news or seen on social media – a big storm is coming. Cyclone Gabrielle is heading towards Aotearoa and its first effects are expected to be felt in Northland on Sunday (12th Feb 2023). It has intensified into a category 3 (severe) tropical cyclone. We have faced the devasting effect and aftermath of the previous rains, so let’s brace ourselves this time. While this is mother nature and we can’t control it – we can help ourselves and others by preparing for it.
What you can do:
Secure your home (roof, surroundings and anything you think may be at risk from high winds or heavy rain).
Sort out a list of supplies you might need (but don’t go overboard!) and a first-aid kit.
Prepare a ‘grab and go’ bag with essentials you might need in case you are forced to evacuate
Below are some links that may help you:
Our Auckland – Be Prepared for Cyclone Gabriel - https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/news/2023/02/be-prepared-for-cyclone-gabrielle/
Healthpoint - List of community pharmacies - https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/
NZ Herald – What you Need to Know about Cyclone Gabriel - https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/cyclone-gabrielle-what-you-need-to-do-now-to-get-ready/7RO6OR443BBMVFVKS3I2V2VF24/
Latest weather tracking - https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/tropical-cyclone-gabrielle-auckland-mayor-wayne-brown-extends-state-of-emergency-potential-to-be-one-of-centurys-worst-storms/QU252SI7XRHYJKPBSTOPS6ZPPM/
National Emergency Management Agency - https://getready.govt.nz/
NZ Met Service: https://www.metservice.com/warnings/tropical-cyclone-activity
Let’s hope the storm passes without too much damage. Keep safe, stay updated and take care!