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In an emergency dial 111 for:

  • police
  • fire - including Rural Fire
  • ambulance

Ring this number if lives or property are at risk

Council emergency contact details:

04 296 4700 or 0800 486 486

Other emergency contact details:


Floods are a common hazard in the Kāpiti Region.  A flood becomes dangerous when:

  • the water is travelling very fast
  • the water is very deep
  • the flood water has risen very quickly
  • or if the floodwater contains debris, such as trees and sheets of corrugated iron.

Getting ready before a flood happens will help reduce damage to your home and business, and help you survive. 

When a flood threatens

  • Listen to your local radio station or visit our website
  • Move out of the flooded area or go to the nearest high ground

During a flood

  • Lift household items as high above the floor as possible
  • Don't attempt to drive or walk through floodwaters

During and after floods, council may pump out flooded properties and sections.  Assessment of flood damage is carried out by council, on a case by case basis, to determine if a stormwater network contributed to the flooding so the necessary maintenance carried out. 

Cleaning up after a flood

Tips for clearing up and repairing flood-damaged houses.

Frequently asked questions

View the answers to frequently asked flooding questions here.

Related links

View information about your property here

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