Page updated: 18 February 2023

This Easy Read information is for people with learning (intellectual) disability to assist their understanding of the floods in Auckland. It might also be useful for people with English as a second language or for people with lower literacy.

Cyclone Gabrielle – where to get support

As at Wednesday 15 February 2023

Information about finding a Civil Defence Centre in your area, health care services, support from Work and Income, pets and animals and includes support for Deaf and disabled people, Māori and Pacific Peoples.

What is a State of National Emergency?

As at Tuesday 14 February 2023

Information about what a State of National Emergency is and where to go for assistance.

About Cyclone Gabrielle

As at Monday 13 February 2023

Easy Read information is available about Cyclone Gabrielle here. You can find out what to expect and what to do if you need to evacuate your home.

About the floods

As at 3.00 pm, Friday 3 February 2023
Information about what to do in a flood. It also includes information about the evacuation centres.

Where to get support

As at 3.00 pm, Friday 3 February 2023
Information about evacuation centres, Community Hubs, getting financial support, and support for Deaf, disabled people, and whānau / family.

Looking after how you are feeling

Monday 13 February 2023
Information about mental health wellbeing, who to talk with and information about 1737: Need to Talk.

Managing your anxiety

An Easy Read guide to managing anxiety for adults with learning disability by ECL in the UK.

Cleaning up after the floods

As at 11.30 am, Tuesday 31 January 2023
Information about cleaning your home after the floods and where to get support for cleaning up.

Getting rid of flood damaged rubbish

As at 9.00 am, Wednesday 1 February 2023
Information includes skip bins in the community, if you need to replace your damaged or lost rubbish and recycle bins, taking your rubbish to transfer stations.

Other information

You can find more information about the Auckland floods at these websites – note, it is not in Easy Read.

Auckland Emergency Management

For current updates and information on the state of emergency, including transport, building assessments and water works.



Info exchange – Disabled People’s Assembly

Information relevant for disabled people, including grass-root supports and advice on tenancy for renters.