“Auckland Council has made increasing community resilience to floods a priority, and part of this is giving people the tools to make smart decisions to prepare themselves and their homes,” Vigar added.
The Be Prepared page on Flood Viewer also has a selection of useful information and resources about what to do before, during, and after a storm.
This includes how to make an emergency plan, preparing your home for the possibility of flooding, how to stay safe during a flood, and the actions you can take to protect your home or business from flooding. It also explains your responsibilities if you have a stream or creek on or near your property.
Types of flooding
The Flood Viewer map can help identify whether you should be aware of types of flooding in or around your property – or potential home.
Areas predicted to be covered by flood water during heavy rain.
Flood prone areas
Low-lying areas where water can become trapped and collect during heavy rain, especially if the stormwater outlet is blocked or reaches capacity.
Overland flow paths
The route water will naturally take across the ground during heavy rain when the stormwater network is at capacity, or where there is no stormwater network.
Coastal areas predicted to be covered by sea water during large storms.