Christchurch Earthquake 4pm Police Update
Christchurch Earthquake 4pm Police
Police has responded swiftly to the
6.3 earthquake in Christchurch this afternoon. The Police
Distinct Commander, Superintendent Dave Cliff, who was in
Wellington at the time, has now returned to the city to take
personal command of the rescue effort. Commissioner Broad is
currently on his way to Canterbury courtesy of an Air Force
flight from Auckland.
A team has been assembled at Police
National Headquarters to ensure that the full resources of
the organisation are available for the Christchurch
emergency. It is likely that Police from other Districts
will be called upon to assist. Deputy Commissioner Pope is
the principal liaison with the whole of Government operation
in the Beehive being led by the Ministry of Civil Defence
and Emergency Management.
Reports have been received of
some difficulties being experienced with callers trying to
reach emergency services through 111; Police wish to advise
that the service is working. However, it may take some time
to get through due to network damage, congestion and
overloaded lines. We ask everyone to be patient and if the
first call does not go through, to hang up and call again.
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