Assistance available for affected Auckland residents
11 June 2014
Assistance available for affected
Auckland Council Building
Control staff will undertake a more detailed damage
assessment this morning following the weather event that
affected the Auckland region overnight.
If your property
is uninhabitable please call Auckland Council on 0800 22 22
00 for assistance.
Prior to leaving your property, and if
it is safe to do so, you need to take important documents
with you .e.g. insurance documents, passports .etc. and
enough personal items for the next few days.
must be secured prior to leaving and if it is safe to do so,
power and gas should be turned off at the mains.
Council Solid Waste staff are proactively clearing debris
from the streets this morning. If you notice any waste or
other property issues contact Auckland Council on 09
The Auckland Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC)
is activated and continues to monitor and respond to the
situation. We are working closely with the Emergency
Services and utilities.
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