Gita might have passed but the bad weather continues, last night 6 people were evacuated from their homes and fire crews have been out since 2.30am this morning responding to 12 calls regarding flooding. Most of these came from the Paraparaumu Beach area.

Tide surge on the Wharemauku Stream

Looking North from Raumati Beach – Photo: Murray Short

The six homes (in Nathan Ave, Webber Street, Mahana Road and Wood Leigh Place) were evacuated because of the combination of rain and high tides. “The evacuation was only a precaution but we still are unsure if there was any damage”, Fire and Emergency Assistant Area Commander Gareth Hughes says. “Our crews have been working extremely hard since the early hours of this morning to help our community.”He advises people to avoid non-essential travel during severe weather, and to never drive through floodwaters. Fire and Emergency are expecting a heavy workload today, as people wake up and have a chance to assess their homes and properties.

Looking South from Raumati Beach

Tide surge on the Wharemauku Stream – Photo: Murray Short

Wainui bridge

Wainui bridge – Photo: Paekakariki


One comment

  • Christine Johnson
    Christine Johnson

    What a great site and good on you. Paekakariki took a big hit from the cyclonic storm surge, which has been ignored by media. My photo’s on are on Paekakariki weather page and you should feel free to us them. Scroll down on my page, lots of pix. Christine Johnson of Paekakariki.

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