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Tornado Report #6 – 5.30pm

Tornado in National Park Village

Power has been restored to most of the village except for most damaged areas

Some people may be without power overnight

The USAR Team are hoping to complete their assessment by 6.00pm

They have been assessing whether properties can be reentered safety for removal of items, or for insurance assessments, or to re-occupy

Incident Control Point (ICP) and Welfare Centre will remain open until 6.00pm

Welfare centre is also supporting response teams

Decision on Welfare whether may remain open later than 6.00pm will be made around 5.45

People who are unable to be in their own homes overnight have been accommodated overnight

The cordon still in place - affects around 40 properties

Security guards supported by Police stationed over night to maintain cordon and protect

Ruapehu civil defence team will reconvene in the morning to assess what needs to be done

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