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Flood room set up following Coromandel rain

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8 March 2017
1055hrs

Regional council sets up flood room following Coromandel rain

Heavy overnight rain on the Coromandel, with more due today and the next few days has prompted Waikato Regional Council to set up a flood room to manage its response to the extreme weather.

The flood room, based in Hamilton, will support local staff on the Coromandel and the regional flood team as they respond to the situation.

“Extensive flooding on the Coromandel is due to be exacerbated by further heavy rain over the next 24 hours and then again between midday tomorrow and midnight Friday,” said regional hazards team leader Rick Liefting.

“Our flood room will closely monitor developments and be prepared to provide support to other agencies and local communities as required.”

Council staff on the Coromandel are this morning gathering information about the impacts of the overnight flooding.

They’re calling contacts and landowners to assess any property damage, as well as checking the Thames coast flood scheme assets.

People with any significant erosion or blockages to waterways or drains on their property are urged to call 0800 800 401. The council will respond as it can.

However, the flooding and road closures means staff mobility is restricted so it could be a while before they can respond directly.


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