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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Landslip fears in Chch

Landslip fears in Chch

Newstalk ZB March 5, 2011, 10:15 pm

Heavy rain currently falling in Christchurch could cause slips or landslides in hillside areas.

Civil Defence says residents need to be vigilant.

They are asked to call Civil Defence on 03 9418999 or in an emergency 111.

Further heavy rainfall is expected in parts of the Waikato and Bay of Plenty overnight.

MetService says another 80 to 130 millimetres could fall in the eastern Bay of Plenty, while a further 50 to 80 is likely in other areas of Bay of Plenty, Taupo and the eastern Waikato.
Driving conditions could be hazardous and people are also advised to watch for rising river and stream levels.

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