Twitter flood alert service

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

We are aware twitter alerts may not be being received as texts on cell phones. Please monitor the waterinfo page for latest flood information.


Flood alerts on Twitter

To receive flood alerts for your area on Twitter, visit the links in the table below:


Twitter Address

Upper Clutha
Lower Clutha
North Otago
Otago (all catchments)


You will get a text immediately confirming you have successfully joined the service.

If you need further assistance please phone 0800 474 082 and ask for the communications team.

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.


To receive flood alerts to your cellphone

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


See our monitoring pages

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