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Severe weather warning still in place

Severe weather warning still in place

The Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Group is continuing to monitor conditions as severe weather warnings remain in place for Bay of Plenty. With intense rain pockets of up to 40mm per hour expected this afternoon, they are urging the community to remain alert and be extremely careful on the roads.

Western Bay of Plenty has already seen significant rain and its now beginning to affect the eastern Bay. Thunderstorms are likely for this afternoon and this evening.

Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Controller Clinton Naude said that at this stage all roads are open and no reports of flooding have come in.

“Mostly it’s just really wet out there. This rain isn’t over yet though and we encourage people to keep up-to-date with weather reports”, he says.

We suggest:

• Drive according to the conditions. Extreme caution required.
• Staying up-to-date with weather reports.

This is also a good opportunity to check emergency provisions and ensure you have a working torch, extra batteries and that the family’s emergency supplies are up to date.

Regular updates will be provided on Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Emergency Management’s website www.bopcivildefence.govt.nz and onwww.facebook.com/BOPCivilDefence. As the situation evolves, more information will be available.


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