Auckland remains in a State of Local Emergency today and a Rapid Building Review is underway following heavy rain and widespread flooding yesterday.
Despite considerable rainfall and related claims, emergency services responded well to yesterday’s events.
Overnight, the council received 39 service requests – two of which were to repair flooded floors.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand also reported some footnotes this morning on issues related to flooding as people had a chance to grasp yesterday’s events.
Acting Mayor Desley Simpson said she is pleased to see all of our partner agencies working alongside the Auckland Emergency Management Authority and their response teams to ensure Aucklanders have what they want. needed throughout the day.
Simpson said: “I would also like to thank Aucklanders for heeding warnings, preparedness and patience as they made it through some tough conditions and challenges to get home yesterday.
Below are the latest operational updates from Auckland Emergency Management.
All MetService weather warnings and watches for Auckland and Aotea Great Barrier Island were lifted at 9:15pm last night.
There is a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms today, with a chance of thunderstorms.
You can visit Meeting Service Website for the most up-to-date weather information.
Remember to stay away from waterways and floodwaters.
Public transport services across Auckland are back to normal following significant disruption yesterday.
Train services have resumed on all lines, with rail buses continuing to replace trains on the Eastern Line between Ōtahuhu and Britomart due to KiwiRail’s Rail Network Rebuild.
Buses typically operate on scheduled times, but some services are canceled due to ongoing bus driver shortages.
Ferry services also operated on a regular schedule this morning, with a small number of services canceled with alternative transport options offered.
Most of the roads that were closed due to surface flooding yesterday have now reopened.
For the latest list of road closures, please visit: at.govt.nz/about-us/news-events/service-disruptions/weather-impacts-across-auckland
Civil Defense Centers (CDC) and Community Shelters
Several CDCs were opened across Auckland yesterday, but few people needed them so most were closed last night.
Ten people passed through the Wellsford community-led center overnight. No one stayed overnight at Te Manawa in West Auckland.
One person is provided with temporary accommodation in the central city. A total of five people (from two families) received emergency accommodation assistance.
CDC and shelter needs will continue to be monitored, as will community-led sites.
The most up-to-date list is available on the Auckland Emergency Management Website.
Assessment of buildings damaged by floods
Thirty Rapid Building Assessment teams are starting to conduct rapid building assessments across the Auckland area this morning.
This ensures that any damage to buildings, unstable ground and any other potential hazards is quickly identified and action taken to minimize any risks.
We want Aucklanders to be safe in their homes, so we strongly encourage anyone interested in making an assessment to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Council services and facilities reopen
Auckland Council facilities will reopen at their normal opening hours today, with the exception of council-run swimming pools and leisure centres, which open a little later at 8am.
Some facilities have experienced flooding and may therefore need to close or provide reduced service. You should visit our pool and recreation website before heading out to ensure your local center is open.
Auckland’s tap water is still safe to drink. No breakdowns or widespread dehydration.
Auckland’s sewage network is flooded with rainwater. This is causing overflow across the area currently being monitored.
If you need to report a water or wastewater problem to Watercare, please use LiveChat on water care website.