Amberley Beach settlement evacuation,
3 pm July 31 –
Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management Group: Hurunui district update/ Amberley Beach evacuation July 31, 08 3 pm
Due to the imminent 3.20 pm high tide, the settlement of Amberley Beach is at risk of inundation and Hurunui District Council is evacuating all residents.
Fire and police are now beginning the process. People who are able to self-evacuate (use their own transport to leave) are advised to do so. Buses are being provided for others and are on their way.
Two welfare centres have been set up for people who require them at Leithfield School and Amberley Domain.