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Tsunami sirens cause evacuations

Tsunami sirens cause evacuations

Posted January 19, 2020
Emergency Services

Emergency sirens signalling a tsunami warning had people from Tauranga to Waihi Beach on the coast heading inland tonight.

A Western Bay District Council spokesperson Gold FM communicated with said authorities were unsure why sirens along the coast went off.

This was a false alarm.Civil Defence, councils and emergency services are working to find out what happened and why the sirens went off.

Further information is not available at this time.