Twitter flood alert service


Flood alerts on Twitter

To view flood alerts for your area issued by our 24/7 duty flood officers, visit the links in the table below. 


Twitter Address

Upper Clutha
Lower Clutha
North Otago
Otago (all catchments)




To receive flood alerts to your cellphone

Please note: Vodafone do not provide this service for their subscribers.

Twitter to text push notifications are provided at the discretion of cell phone service providers. We are aware that Vodafone is no longer providing this service, and that other providers may not be providing it or may cease providing it without notice. However, the same information is available on twitter via the direct links in the table below. Note that you do not need to be a twitter member or twitter user to access the alerts on these pages.


If twitter to text push notifications are supported by your cell phone service provider, you may be able to sign up to receive text alerts by following the instructions in this table:

To subscribe to tweets for this catchment...

Text these words (including the space) to 8987...

Dunedin follow dunedinflood
Kawarau follow kawarauflood
Upper Clutha follow upperclutha
Lower Clutha follow lowerclutha
Taieri follow taierifloodinfo
North Otago follow northotagoflood
Otago (all catchments) follow orcfloodinfo

Unsubscribing from the service

You can unsubscribe from the service at anytime by texting STOP orcfloodinfo to 8987.

Stopping unwanted Tweets

ORC is aware that some subscribers to the council's flood alert service on Twitter have been receiving unsolicited Tweets over and above ORC 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 ORC 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.


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