Timaru Civil Defence – State of Emergency declared

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Published: 21 Jul 2022

CDEM logoThe Timaru District Council has declared a State of Emergency for the Pleasant Point- Temuka Ward.

This is due to a risk of flooding in a specific section of the Ward following damage to a stop bank along the South side of the Opihi River between Butlers Road and Kerrytown Road. Extensive scouring of the stop bank poses a flooding risk with potential to be a threat to life and property.

All residents in the affected area have been contacted by NZ Police who have assisted them to evacuate.

Security has been put in place for the affected area.

The Timaru District Council Emergency Operations Centre will continue to monitor the situation in liaison with Environment Canterbury and partner agencies.

A further update will be provided on Thursday morning during business hours.

Last updated: 21 Jul 2022