Avoca Valley Homes Evacuated – Risk of Rockfall
Media Advisory Sunday 6 March 2011: Avoca Valley
Homes Evacuated – Risk of Rockfall
the even numbers side of Avoca Valley Road have been
evacuated due to the risk of rocks falling in any further
aftershocks. The affected houses are numbers 2 to 96 Avoca
Valley Road only.
Houses were evacuated at around 3pm
today with police assistance. It is estimated around of the
affected 20 families will be housed over night at the
Pioneer Stadium welfare centre.
Civil Defence say
residents who were not at home at the time when the
evacuation was made may wish to retrieve important
possessions. They state there is an acceptable risk for
residents to gain short term access to recover possessions
but that residents should be in no doubt they will be at
risk if further aftershocks occur.
It is unclear at this
stage when or whether the evacuation might be reviewed.
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