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Gisborne Civil Defence Overnight Update

Tairawhiti CDEM Group Emergency Coordination Centre

MEDIA RELEASE

Date/Time: 12 June 2018 @ 8pm Release No: 2

Tairawhiti Civil Defence Emergency Management and Gisborne District Council’s flood warning team are continuing to monitor the river levels and rainfall in the district. Although rainfall is expected to ease conditions are still of concern.

Civil Defence and Emergency Manager Louise Bennett reinforced previous messages. “Please drive to the conditions and check the NZ Transport Agency website and Council website for Road closures. If you don’t need to travel please don’t. Rural school buses have been advised not to run this morning, but you will need to ring the schools to establish if they are open” said Ms Bennett.

There are also a number of road closures, the most significant being state highway two north of Te Karaka. There are no alternative deviation routes. Remember to check the NZTA and GDC websites for road closures.

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/traffic-and-travel-information/ http://www.gdc.govt.nz/road-information/

Residents at Te Karaka are requested to refrain from flushing their toilets as much as possible due to the issues with surface flooding impacting on the sewerage system.

“It pays at times like this to also check on your neighbours to see if they are safe said Ms Bennett” In the meantime we will continue to inform you of developments through our facebook page and our website.

We would also appreciate your help. If you see any road issues that we need to be aware of please contact GDC Customer Services on (06) 867 2049.

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