Napier flooding: 30 homes declared uninhabitable

Whitmore Park in Marewa, Napier, is totally flooded. Photo / RNZ

By RNZ

More homes in Napier have been declared uninhabitable, following Monday’s devastating storm.

Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence says as of 4pm this afternoon, 225 homes had been assessed, and 30 are not fit to live in.

Eleven homes on Napier Hill are severely damaged, as are two in the suburb of Marewa.

Affected residents are evacuating to welfare centres set up in Napier and Hastings, or to friends and family.

Civil defence controller Ian McDonald said it was too early to say how much it would cost to fix the damage.

However, safety inspections of dozens more properties are likely to be completed tomorrow, and the longer term challenge will be finding permanent accommodation for people currently in emergency accommodation.

Welfare checks will also continue.

“Multi-agency teams also continue to check people’s welfare and wellbeing in the most

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A person holds up a placard that reads, 'Black lives matter' during a protest in the city of Detroit, Michigan, on May 29, 2020. Racists flyers attacking the BLM movement appeared outside the homes of people in Texas one day after Joe Biden was declred the election winner.


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The declaration, signed by Mayor Mary French, went into effect at 3 p.m. Monday and was “a result of the potential for civil unrest and service disruptions relating to protests and demonstrations regarding COVID-19 directions.”

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