Flood damaged areas of Hastings District escape more problems from overnight rain
Flood hit areas along the coast of Hastings District have escaped any further damage, after more rain fell in the area on Monday night.
The coastal community’s of Clifton, Te Awanga, Ocean Beach and Waimarama are in recovery mode, after severe flooding forced residents from their homes and slips closed roads, last week.
In Te Awanga, a total of 37 homes have been red stickered, which means residents aren’t allowed to stay in their homes overnight. Of those, 23 were stickered for problems with septic tanks and 14 had been cleared by Monday evening. Another 14 homes in Te Awanga have experienced varying degrees of internal flood damage and those issues will take some time to remedy.
The township of Waimarama was badly affected by flooding, requiring 66 homes to be red stickered. 50 of those relate to problems with septic tanks and 38 have now been cleared. 16 homes have experienced varying degrees of internal flood damage which will take some time to remedy.
NOTE: Once the issue which sees a home red stickered has been rectified, a re-inspection is undertaken and if the identified issues have been resolved, residents can return home.
Ocean Beach Road has been reopened but only to 4WD vehicles and it’s not recommended that the public travel to the settlement, unless absolutely necessary.
Waimarama Road remains open, but only for essential travel. All other roads in the district are open but care is required, as work continues to clean up from slip damage.
Waimarama Water Supply:
Flushing of the water system is continuing and a boil water notice remains in place.
Work continues on clearing debris from roads and driveways, with an emphasis on removing silt deposited during the flooding.
EQC Representatives will be in Hawke’s Bay from Thursday. People with questions on EQC coverage should phone 0800 326 243.
The deadline for WINZ Civil Defence assistance has been extended until 5pm on Friday 6 May.
No rain is forecast for Wednesday and Thursday.