Greenhithe Emergency Resilience Group Communication –
What you need to know 12 Feb 2023
Update 2pm 12 Feb – Our nearest open community shelter is currently the Albany Community Hub at 575a Albany Highway. Civil Defence has supplied stretchers, blankets, food, water and welfare support there. The Greenhithe Community Hall next to the fire station remains on standby in case the roads are not passable. If we need to open this we will be asking the community to donate food and bedding.
Kia ora Greenhithe – Here is some information to help us prepare if the cyclone hits as currently expected. Please read, share it with local friends and relatives and have it on hand in case you or someone you know is impacted.
The Greenhithe Emergency Resilience Group is made up of leaders from the local Fire and Emergency Service, Community Trust, Residents Association and Primary School.
The aim is to help Greenhithe residents be better prepared to coordinate and manage the hazards and to take independent action to look after each other to recover quickly and effectively.
Feb 11 – Get Prepared Now
· The storm is expected to arrive from Sunday so use this time to get prepared before the forceful wind and heavy rain starts. Prepare to be stuck at home for three days and prepare to leave very quickly. Figure out what supplies you need and make a plan to work out what you need to get through. Have a grab bag. Pack medication.
Flooding and slips are possible and strong wind gusts could damage trees, powerlines and unsecured structures. You may lose power, water, access to shops, cell phone networks, internet etc.
Secure any loose items on your property, such as trampolines, plant pots, wheelie bins, outdoor furniture and other household items. This also includes items you might have put outside for collection by waste teams.
Check on your family, whānau and neighbours, and vulnerable members of your community. Have a plan in place for pets and animals in case you need to evacuate.
Clear stormwater drains around your home if it’s safe to do so.
For welfare assistance, contact the Ministry of Social Development
on 0800 400 100. Further information about support available from the
Ministry of Social Development (MSD) can be found on the Work and
Income website www.workandincome.govt.nz