61 days ago

Heavy rain watch

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

MetService has issued a heavy rain watch for the following:

Area: Bay of Plenty, especially about the eastern ranges.
Valid: 18 hours from 7:00am Friday to 1:00am Saturday.
Forecast: Periods of heavy rain are expected during this time, and rainfall amounts may approach warning criteria.

An update for severe weather will be issued by 10:00pm Thursday 10 Oct 2019.

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More messages from your neighbours
9 hours ago

Information on family/whanau and friends

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

ℹ️ For those people with concerns about family/whanau or friends that may have been involved in today's incident at Whakaari/White Island, you can contact authorities via the following channels:

▶️ NZ Residents call 105, or go to the Police website.

▶️ International concerns please call +64 9105 105

At the request of New Zealand Police, New Zealand Red Cross has activated the Family Links website for people wanting to register themselves as safe or register an inquiry about a loved one.

If you are worried about a friend or family member following the Whakaari / White Island eruption, first contact them as you normally would.

If you cannot make contact, you can register them by visiting the Red Cross website - redcross.org.nz Please note this website does not host an official list of missing persons, and information is submitted by members of the public.

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15 hours ago

⚠️White Island/Whakaari Eruption

The Team from Whakatāne District Council

Whakatāne District Council are aware of an eruption at White Island/Whakaari.

In response the lead agency is The New Zealand Police working with Bay of Plenty Civil Defense.

Please advise that Muriwai Drive is now closed - avoid the area for emergency vehicles.

We will share further details as they come to hand.

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16 hours ago

BREAKING NEWS: White Island erupting

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

GeoNet has confirmed Bay of Plenty volcano White Island is erupting.

People living in or near the affected ashfall areas should:
-Consider staying indoors. Volcanic ash could be a health hazard, especially if you suffer from breathing difficulties
-When indoors, close all windows and doors to limit the entry of volcanic ash
-If caught in volcanic ashfalls: Wear a dust mask or use a cloth handkerchief over your nose and mouth; protect your eyes by wearing goggles. Wear eyeglasses, NOT contact lenses as fine ash will get under the lens
-Listen to the radio and/or TV for further assessment and updates
-Effects of a volcanic eruption can be experienced many kilometres from a volcano

Keep up to date with information and safety advice here.

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