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State of Emergency lifted

State of Emergency lifted

On behalf of Mayor Bruce Smith, Deputy Mayor Latham Martin has lifted the State of Emergency in Westland District as at 10:45am. The next step in the process is to transition into the recovery phase.

This will be led by Interim Recovery Manager, Vern Morris, assisted by Group Recovery and Welfare Manager, Claire Brown from West Coast Civil Defence and Emergency Management.

Significant infrastructure and welfare issues are still present across the Westland District. Multi-agency support to assist in recovery will be ongoing. It has been determined that there is no immediate threat to life or property in the region. Council is aware of an active front passing across the region on Sunday evening, which will continue to be monitored.

Council realises that this has been a considerable Civil Defence emergency with record rain volumes and flooding. We appreciate the support received by the Civil Defence team and Council will continue to support the District in recovery until we are back in a stable state.
ENDS



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