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Storms and Cyclones

Taranaki’s position on the western coast of New Zealand frequently exposes the region to weather systems migrating over the Tasman Sea. It is one of the windiest regions in New Zealand.

Storms can bring strong winds, thunder and lightning, rough seas, and even tornadoes.

Get ready for storms and cyclones 

  • Have materials and tools ready to repair windows, such as tarpaulins, boards and duct tape. 
  • Work out what supplies you might need during a storms and make a plan.
  • Identify a safe place in your home to gather during a thunderstorm. This should be a place where there are no windows, skylights or glass doors. This could break in strong winds or hail and cause damage or injury. 

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Stay Informed

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