Freedom campers moved to avoid rising floodwaters
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Posted October 15, 2019
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Waikato Regional Council staff have this morning moved about 40 freedom campers from land near the Thames airfield as floodwaters continue to rise.
About 160mm of rain has fallen overnight in parts of the catchment above the Kauaeranga River, causing water levels to rise.
On the Coromandel Peninsula people are being urged to stay away from rivers and streams as they could rise rapidly with the rainfall.
Surface flooding and slips are also possible and driving conditions may be hazardous.
A heavy rain warning, issued by MetService about 9 pm yesterday, remains in place until 11 am today.