Flood Alerts on Twitter
Twitter feed as SMS text messages on your mobile
Please note: Vodafone do not provide this service for their subscribers.
users are advised to routinely monitor the council river and rainfall
monitoring website for the latest river information. www.wcrc.govt.nz/hydro
To receive flood alerts to your mobile phone send an SMS text message with these words (including the space) to 8987:
|Karamea River||follow karameaflood|
|Mokihinui River||follow mokihinuiflood|
|Buller River||follow bullerflood|
|Grey River||follow greyflood|
|Hokitika River||follow hokitikaflood|
|Waiho River||follow waihoflood|
|All West Coast||follow wcrcflood|
You will get a text immediately confirming you have successfully joined the service.
If you need further assistance please phone 03 7680466 and ask for the flood warning team.
Stopping unwanted Tweets
WCRC is aware that some subscribers to the council's flood alert service on Twitter have been receiving unsolicited Tweets over and above WCRC flood information.
Twitter advise the messages are not spam, but their top Tweets of the day notification.
The simplest way to stop receiving these top Tweet notifications and stay subscribed to the WCRC flood alert service, is to use the reply function on your cellphone and send the words 'set discover off' following receipt of an unwanted Tweet.