An update on Kāpiti flooding
After last night’s rain, the Kāpiti Coast District Council operations and welfare teams are working with the community to clean up areas that were affected by flooding.
“The Kapiti Fire Service has advised us that approximately six houses in the Paraparaumu Beach area, were evacuated due to flooding and people living in those homes went to neighbours, friends or relatives houses. We assessed the situation and determined that there was no need to activate our Emergency Operations Centre. Reports that our centre was activated were incorrect,” says Group Manager Infrastructure Services Sean Mallon.
“This morning our operations crews are out responding to issues raised by the community, clearing street flooding, inspecting parks and monitoring river levels. We’ve also got our Welfare Team touching base with those affected by evacuations to make sure they have everything they need.”
Operations crews were also called out to a burst water main on Raumati Road, between Rimu Road and Matai Road. “We’re in the process of repairing this main and water has been reinstated to all homes affected. Traffic management is in place, and at this stage it looks like the cause is related to tree roots, and the tree will be removed this morning.”
“We’ve also closed the Otaihanga Domain and encourage people to take care when using our walkways, tracks and parks while we carry out inspections.”
“If anyone spots hazards, debris or flooding they should contact our call centre on 0800 486 486 so we can send someone out to address it.