Auckland City here in New Zealand has recently experienced widespread flooding due to a deluge of rainfall, a devastating, once in a century event affecting the wider community.
This event has claimed lives and left a tail of destruction. Our hearts go out to those affected within our wider community and urge everyone to stay safe whilst this weather continues over the next week.
For more on the floods and updates on this ongoing situation, you can read this article here for more.
For those affected.
We are listing some useful links below for those affected as noted on civildefence.govt.nz
- To report flooding, damage to drains, or stormwater issues, please log your issue online: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/report-problem/Pages/report-a-problem.aspx
- If your life is at risk, phone 111.
- If you need urgent accommodation assistance, phone Auckland Emergency Management on 0800 22 22 00.
- For welfare assistance, you can call the Ministry of Social Development on 0800 400 100.
Furthermore, you can also visit Auckland Emergency Management here for more information.
As the situation continues to evolve, Auckland Emergency Management advises that people keep up to date with the latest travel advice by following Auckland Transport on Twitter @AT_TravelAlerts and by checking the Waka Kotahi website: https://www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic-and-travel-information/
Will the current situation in Auckland affect my order?
Thankfully, we’re fortunate to report that MEO HQ in Auckland is operational, we will be taking all precautions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff throughout.
For our customers, this means we are shipping orders as per normal, we will advise everyone of any delays if they do arise. If you are unsure or have any questions about your order, feel free to reach out on firstname.lastname@example.org
What can I do to help others affected?
Mindfood.com has put together this wonderful article outlining some organisations you can assist and ways to help. You can read that article here.
It’s also a great idea to check in on those that are more vulnerable in our communities. Remember to do so when its safe.
Stay safe Auckland.