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Coromandel: Weather Update #4, 9 July 2014

Weather Update #4

10:00am Wednesday 9 July 2014

Easterly gales are expected to continue throughout today up to a possible 130 km/hr, before slowly easing overnight.

Fire, power and roading crews are out around the Coromandel working hard to clear trees, restore power and clear roads.

The Fire Service attended a birth at about three this morning after the young family was trapped on the Kauaeranga Road behind a fallen tree. Fire Service spokesperson Shane Bromley says the mother and baby are doing well.

Our advice is to stay off the roads if you don't need to drive around, especially on the east coast or through some of the roads we've listed below.

Please be our eyes and ears and let us know if you know something you think we've missed. Contact numbers are at the end of this update.

Roads

Thames-Coromandel District
Kauaeranga Valley Rd Closed near Springwater Rd due to a tree and power pole blocking the road. Estimated time till reopen 3-4 hours.

Port Jackson road is open to one lane, however is passable by 4x4 only due to flooding over the temporary ford at Ongohi Stream (approx. 12.8km from start of Port Jackson Road). We have no reports of Fletchers Bay Road being closed due to flooding.

Port Jackson Road also has a tree blocking one lane.

Colville Rd open to one lane at Shelly Beach

Tapu Coroglen Rd open to one lane. Trees fallen on the road at Tapu end. Also the road is being monitored due to road maintenance in progress - unsealed un-metaled graded surface - warning signs are out, but once the tree is cleared the camp ground will be accessible from the Thames Coast.

Hauraki District
Kaiaua minor road flooding at high tide near the school – caution required at next high tide (just after 4 this afternoon.)

Matamata-Piako District
Trees down on Thompsons Track - Fulton Hogan have started clearing.

Tui Mountain Road (private section where the courier needs to get up to the TV mast). KVS are clearing.

Electricity Outages

KOPU, THAMES, KAUAERANGA
Estimated restoration at 10:30 AM

HIKUTAIA, KOMATA, OMAHU, PAEROA, WHAREPOA
Estimated restoration at 10:30 AM

COROMANDEL, LONG BAY (Coromandel), RUFFINS BAY, SANFORDS FISH, WHANGANUI ISLAND, WYUNA BAY
Estimated restoration 10:30 AM

Buildings
Thames Pool closed until further notice (after weather event).
Tree fallen on pump shed and fence blown down at Te Aroha Leisure Pools. Pools closed until further notice.

Roof lifted Puriri Valley Road

Massey Street, Te Aroha – one house evacuated (90% of roof gone from garage, windows blown in, chimney down). Evacuated to friends.

Church Street, Te Aroha – roof collapsed on residential unit. One elderly woman evacuated to motel.

Te Aroha Fire brigade has attended a number of calls overnight and this morning:
• 13 roofs lifting
• 2x garages damaged
• 2x iron and debris flying around
• 1 roof collapsed (elderly resident to be evacuated)
• 8 trees down
• 1 road sign in fence
• 1 ranch slider blown in
• 1 power lines arcing

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NZTA's freephone is 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)

Contact numbers
If life or property is in danger dial 111 because emergency services are the first line of response.

If the weather is causing you or your neighbourhood any issues please contact our customer service line on 07 868 0200. This is manned 24/7. This helps us build a picture of what is happening across the Coromandel and means we can get assistance to you as soon as possible.

If you have issues around water and/or sewerage pipes breaking, flooding, roading or trees falling down please contact us on our customer service line 07 868 0200 anytime.

ENDS

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