Regional | Flooding

Report reveals Edgecumbe residents unaware of risks or evacuation plan

Knowledge of an evacuation plan was limited according to findings released from the independent Rangitaiki River Scheme Review Panel.

The review panel chairman Michael Cullen revealed that residents weren’t aware of the risks if the Rangitāiki Bridge was to breach or of an evacuation plan. Fifteen houses were destroyed in the flooding and 250 damaged.