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Coromandel Weather Update #10

Coromandel Weather Update #10

A further severe weather warning for the southern Coromandel Peninsula is in place with further periods of heavy rain today and possible thundery downpours easing tonight or early Friday morning. Possibility of a further 120mm around the Kaimai Range.

Greg Ryan, Waikato CDEM Group advises that there has been some moderate flooding in some of our smaller streams overnight (e.g. Tairua and Kauaeranga), however this was not as severe as Tuesday night, with no significant problems reported. With the severe weather warning in place until Friday morning, there is the potential for these streams to come up again.

There is now also a focus on the larger rivers, and in particular the Waihou River, which is currently rising at Te Aroha. River monitoring stations upstream of Te Aroha are showing historically high levels, which will start moving through the system over the next couple of days.

Road Closures

SH25a Kopu to Hikuiai closed due to landslips
SH25 SH25a Intersection Hikuiai to Tairua closed due to Flooding
SH29 Kaimai Range both directions closed due to major slip on Lower Kaimai range
Hikuai Settlement Rd – Waiting for TSL representative to assess. SH is closed in this area, so this road may be closed.
Port Charles Rd – Road open. Bridges open to light vehicles only. Repairs will be starting today at 12pm. Road will be closed for periods while machinery working
Victoria St Thames – Ford closed due to flooding
Old Maratoto Rd - Ford Closed
Port Jackson/Fletchers Bay Rd – Road open up to 11km. Slip clearing continuing from there on, and also reports of bridge damage. Transfield still unable to get to end of road to assess
Power Outages

The following areas have had electricity transmission disrupted:

COROMANDEL TOWNSHIP, KERETA, MANAIA (Coromandel), PREECES POINT, TE KOUMA BAY
Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM

OPOUTERE, WHANGAMATA
Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10:30 AM

MANAWARU, TE AROHA WEST, NGARUA, WAIHOU, WAITOA, WARDVILLE
Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Water Outages

Matatoki has no water - We have spoken with Veolia Water and they are unable to get in to fix the problem due to trees/branches down but are working on getting in so they can restore water to Matatoki.

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