Ohakune Residents Self Evacuate As Mangawhero Stream Rises
15 October 2013
Some Ohakune Residents Self Evacuate As
Mangawhero Stream Rises
Some half dozen Ohakune
residents living on the Mangawhero River Terrace extension
have self-evacuated as the river continues to
Ruapehu District Council has established a welfare
centre at the Ohakune Primary School hall.
District Council Chief Executive and Civil Defence
Controller, Peter Till, has advised that any residents who
feel that they are at risk should self-evacuate.
has also received reports that there is flooding across
State Highway 4 at Erua which is threatening to close the
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