Government ready to assist Upper North Island during floods
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Posted July 18, 2020
Media Release: Hon Peeni Henare Minister of Civil Defence
The Government is on standby to assist communities across Coromandel, Northland and Tairawhiti following extensive flooding overnight.
“I’ve spoken to the local Mayors and understand the most important message this morning is to stay off the roads and avoid unnecessary travel so that emergency services can provide assistance to those most in need,” Civil Defence Minister Peeni Henare said.
“Overnight several Civil Defence centres were open to help people who had to evacuate their homes due to flooding or couldn’t get home due to road closures.”
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