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Christchurch Weather Advisory

Christchurch Weather Advisory

Please note: A welfare centre has now been set up at Cashmere High School's McCoombes Performing Arts Centre (Barrington Rd entrance to the school and follow the Civil Defence signs). The Salvation Army is supplying meals to those unable to get to their homes. Civil Defence personnel are also at the centre. It is expected that all residents will be able to return to their homes tonight. It would be appreciated, however, if residents could go to friend's place in the interim.

Water has now receded quite a bit and is continuing to do so. It is hoped that all roads will reopen tonight. Fears that Richardson, Clarendon and Aynsley Tce were potential flood risks, have now eased.

The rain that has fallen over Christchurch and Banks Peninsula in the last 36 hours, has been particularly heavy in isolated areas. Up to 90mm has fallen in some areas (recorded by the Bowenvale rain gauge). As a result, several streets have been, and remain, closed. Some roads have also been closed due to slips, these will continue to be monitored. High tide has been and gone without further incident.

To date one household has been evacuated from an Eastern Terrace address with water nearing another 12 addresses due to the Heathcote River over flowing. Water in the area has receded a little and will be monitored further during high tide. There will be some residents that may not be able to get home, they should go to a friend's house, or the welfare centre spelt out above.

Many sandbags have now been laid in the Eastern Tce area.

Roads (parts of) currently closed due to Heathcote River overflowing/or slips: Waimea Tce Eastern Tce Hunter Tce Palantine Tce Kidson Tce Park Tce (Charteris Bay) Marine Drive (Charteris Bay)

Roads which have slips but are currently open: Evan's Pass Rd Dyer's Pass Rd Centaurus Rd Holliss Ave Taylor's Mistake Rd Mt Pleasant Rd Sumner Rd Governor's Bay Rd Garth Tce Crichton Tce

ENDS


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