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South Taranaki Community Update - 30 June 2015
This newsletter contains information on the many services, agencies and people that are available to help you to recover from the recent flooding event.
Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) has appointed Craig Campbell Smart as the Recovery Manager for the next two weeks. Craig is coordinating the various agencies which are involved in the recovery phase. Fiona Greenhill of STDC will take over as Recovery Manager from 13 July.
COMMUNITY UPDATE MEETING - FRIDAY 3 JULY
There will be a community update on the recovery work at 2pm on Friday 3 July at the Waitotara Hotel. All welcome.
- If you have health concerns contact your GP or Ministry of Health Healthline 0800 611 116. Medical emergencies dial 111
- Ministry of Social Development (which includes enquiries about Housing assistance) ph 0800 552 002
- For information about financial and other assistance you may qualify for as a result of the flooding go to Work and Income’s website www.workandincome.govt.nz or call 0800 559 009
- The Rural Support Trust is a nationwide network that can assist farming and rural families and their communities. Ph 0800 787 254 or go to www.rural-support.org.nz/
- Ministry of Primary Industries - www.mpi.govt.nz/protection-and-response/response-a...
- Whanau Support – Nan Pirikahu 021 263 6363
- For items like clothing, food, furniture etc call the Koha Shed 06 343 8320
- Please keep an eye on your neighbours
- Powerco has advised that power has been restored to all customers; however it will take some months to rebuild sections of the line in the Waitotara and Tangahoe Valleys’.
- When powerlines have been repaired, some individual properties may only have partial power. If you don’t have any power, or supply to only parts of your property, contact your electricity retailers.
- You can also contact your retailer for information about power cuts or go to Powerco’s website http://www.powerco.co.nz/Outages-and-Faults/
- Powerco’s emergency number is 0800 272 727.
- Lodge your claim with your insurer as soon as possible.
- If you can’t remember who your insurer is, contact the Insurance Council on 04 472 5230.
- If you can’t live in your house, contact your insurer about temporary accommodation.
- Wait for your insurer to visit before undertaking any repairs.
- Don’t dispose of any damaged item you may want to claim on before your insurer has seen it.
- If you’re insured you can contact EQC on 0800 DAMAGE to see if you are eligible for clean-up assistance
- Council’s roading contractor, Fulton Hogan, have eight crews working within the district and the majority of the 19 affected roads have been cleared more quickly than expected.
- All roads apart from Waitotara Valley are now open but many are restricted to 4WD access for residents and essential services only.
- We expect that the whole of Waitotara Valley Road will be open to 4WD by the end of next week, however that is weather dependant. Significant rain is forecast for this Friday which could result in more slips.
- Engineers are currently assessing the full extent of damage (and work needed) to roads and bridges across the district and should have completed this by the end of next week.
- Limeworks Bridge – Council is working to get the Limeworks Bridge open as soon as possible for light traffic and is considering options for a more permanent long term solution.
|ROAD||STATUS as at 30 June 2015 (see link above for most recent update)|
|Waitotara Valley Roads||Closed - Cleared for 4WD to the 34km mark (total length 44km).|
Top 4km has also been opened for 4WD - Taumatatahi cleared for 4WD with extreme care, Makakaho Rd cleared for 4WD - extreme care needed
|Omahine Road||Open - 4WD only|
|Waiinu Road||Open to Limeworks Bridge- Bridge is closed to all traffic. |
Alternative access routes in place
|Omata Road||Open - 4WD access only|
|Waikere Road||Open - Logging Trucks carting|
|Weraweraonga Rd||Open - for residents only 4WD access - care required|
|Upper Ball Road Hill||Open - crew on site clearing debris and road surface|
|Maben Rd||Open for residents only - open to Dam |
Extreme care - 4WD access. Further slips still to be cleared
|Ngutuwera Rd||Open residents only - 4WD access - care required -clearing continuing|
|Okahutiria Rd||Open - care required|
|Waitotara Town||Open - silt clearing from streets, kerb and channels continues. |
Clearing of silt from properties continues
|Rawhitiroa Rd||Patea River Bridge open to all vehicles. Road is open to end but |
extreme care needed - 4WD only. Machinery still on site tidying up areas that have re-slipped.
|Glen Nui Rd||Open|
|Tangahoe Valley Rd||Open - residents only. Debris still being cleared - extreme care required|
|Morea Rd||Open - care required|
|Makino Rd||Open - care required|
Other Contact Details
Taranaki Civil Defence, 0800 900 049 or (06) 758 1110
South Taranaki District Council, 0800 111 323
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