6 Apr 2017

Edgecumbe Evacuation

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:24 pm on 6 April 2017

Police have been evacuating the eastern Bay of Plenty town of Edgecumbe where a river has breached its banks. A state of emergency has been declared while the police and volunteers are going door-to-door to get people out. The rain has caused power cuts, road closures, flooding and slips. Whakatane mayor, Tony Bonne, is in Edgecumbe.

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