Timaru Civil Defence – Weather Update #2

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Published: 18 Jul 2022

Heavy rainfall inland east of the Southern Alps has resulted in to increasing river flows that could affect low-lying areas.

In addition wind conditions have led to some power outages and fallen trees. Extreme care is advised if travelling in rural areas.

Information about road closures can be found here: https://www.journeys.nzta.govt.nz/traffic/regions/11
Power outage information here: https://outages.alpineenergy.co.nz/#/Index

Predicted rain may spread further east to foothill or coastal areas. We encourage all residents in low-lying areas, particularly those next to rivers, to plan for what they will do if the situation deteriorates. Have a plan to look after animals, protect property and be prepared if flooding should occur.

At this stage no evacuations are planned overnight. Even so, if you are in a low-lying or flood prone area, please be prepared to evacuate at short notice if necessary.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as further information is received. You can find out more here:

Further updates will appear on the Timaru District Council website and Facebook page in the morning, or earlier if required.

Last updated: 18 Jul 2022