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Widespread rain has affected much of the Coromandel, Hauraki and the general Waikato region. The Waikato Regional Council floodroom is active https://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/services/regional-services/regional-hazards-and-emergency-management/flood-room/.
SH25 south of Thames is OPEN.
Kauaeranga Spillway is operating with water across the road, but SH25 south of Thames is still OPEN. Current water levels across the road reducing. NZTA on site.
Ohinemuri river level still rising at a reduced rate but preparation of possible installation of the stopbank stoplogs at SH26 Paeroa continuing.
- SH25 closed at Manaia due to flooding
- SH25 Thames Coast Rd closed Tapu due to slip
- Sh25 Whitianga to Kaimarama closed due to flooding
- SH25a Kopu- Hikuai closed due to a slip
- Miranda Road, Kaiaua, is closed near Findlay Road. Traffic is being diverted at the intersection of East Coast Road, Miranda Road and Front Miranda Road.
- Major slip, East Coast Road, Kaiaua - Auckland Transport has advised a major slip is blocking East Coast Road north of Whakatiwai.
- Significant surface flooding, Kaiaua Road, Kaiaua – there are multiple areas of surface flooding along this road that are quite deep and swift in places.
Residents in Matatoki are being asked to conserve water rising stream levels have blocked drinking water at the Matatoki intake. Water tanker located at Matatoki school https://www.tcdc.govt.nz/
General advice for rural people during a flood or storm
- The safety of you, your family, and workers comes first.
- Listen to your local radio stations for updates from officials.
- Before dark, move stock to safety, shelter and water and make sure they can't wander. Are the electric fences working?
- Check buildings at risk, feed stacks. Move equipment and feed to higher ground.
- Check dogs, poultry and pets.
- Check on neighbours - do they need help or can they help you?
- Treat all lines as live
- Turn off utilities if told to do so by authorities as it can help prevent damage to your home or community. Unplug small appliances to avoid damage from power surges.
- Do not attempt to drive or walk through floodwaters unless it is absolutely essential.
- Check power and phones. Report outages.
- Use generators if necessary to keep pumps, refrigeration, electric fences and household appliances running. Flood pumps may need attention.
Rural Support Trust: 0800 787 254 (0800 RURAL HELP)
Ministry for Primary: Industries (Animal Welfare): 0800 00 83 33
Federated Farmers: 0800 FARMING (0800 327 646)
Animals : Livestock, lifestyle block, horse and pet owners
Lost and found animals
- If you find a farm animal and are not sure about ownership, contact your Local Council Animal Management or SPCA.
- If you find a pet animal that needs immediate medical attention, please take it to your local veterinarian or SPCA.
- If you need help with animal rescue, contact your local SPCA, Council or Civil Defence Centre.
- If you find injured native wildlife contact Department of Conservation.
- For non-native species contact your local veterinarian or SPCA.
- If you have lost or found a pet post the details on www.petsonthenet.co.nz, the New Zealand Companion Animal Register 0800 LOSTPET (0800 567873) or a local veterinarian.