Canterbury CDEM UPDATE
The Canterbury CDEM Group declared a state of local emergency for Hurunui and Kaikoura.
All districts in Canterbury are coordinating with each other to provide support to Hurunui and Kaikoura.
Latest update: Kaikoura
• CDHB has reported at least 56 injuries in Kaikoura
• Four patients have been flown out of Kaikoura
• There are 70 people staying at the marae tonight
• About 700 tourists are camping around the town
• Woodend CDC has received 160 evacuees from Kaikoura.
• We estimate a further 1000? are still to be evacuated out of Kaikoura. Flights will resume at 9:45amWednesday morning.
• 859 homes in the wider Kaikoura area are still without power
• Ongoing checks will continue tomorrow- Oraro, Goose Bay and other isolated areas
• New World Kaikoura is now open with limited supplies
• We are continuing to monitor the Clarence River and other rivers regarding flow levels, weather, and for any risks of another landslide
• All buildings in the Kaikoura township are closed
• Urban Search and Rescue are on site
• The first Geotech staff will be going to Kaikoura to investigate landslide and rockfall risk to buildings on Wednesday in coordination with Kaikoura EOC.
• Hospital and airfield are operating
• While electricity has been restored to Kaikoura township, it was intermittent overnight
• Sewerage ponds have been damaged
• Damage to 3 water reservoirs and 2 pump stations.
• 50 percent of the town has access to the town water supply
• We expect 75 percent of the town to have access to the town water supply by mid-morning Wednesday. The remaining 25 percent will have access to a reliable water supply.
• The hospital and marae have access to reliable water
• Phone and internet is still patchy
• Building inspections started today. Tomorrow we will focus on hostels, hotels and lodges.
• Vehicles stranded on SH1 between Oaro and Kaikoura have been cleared
• SH6 Rai Valley to Renwick = open, drivers take care
• SH1 Cheviot to Ward = closed due to earthquake damage
• SH1 Seddon to Ward = open
• SH1 Cheviot to Goose Bay = open for local residents and emergency services
• SH1 Blenheim to Kaikoura = closed at Flaxbourne River Bridge due to earthquake damage
• SH7 between Waipara to Springs Junction = open, drive with care
• SH7a Tekoa to Hanmer Springs = closed to all vehicles between 8pm Tuesday to 7am Wednesday
• SH73 between Christchurch and the West Coast = open, temporary speed limits in place
Latest update: Hurunui
• Residents should boil their water before drinking
• Supplies have been delivered to Waiau
• Waiau Bridge is open and accessible from both directions
• Extensive damage to Mt Lyford, but everyone is accounted for
• Door knocking is happening in Mt Lyford to assess residents’ welfare needs
• There was damage to hotels in the district and several houses in Parnassus have suffered from earthquake damage
• Waiau and Rotherham appear to be the most affected farming areas, we have little information about Kaikoura farms.
• Farmers should go to the Environment Canterbury website for information about stock drinking water access and milk disposal.
• 671 homes in Hurunui district are still without power