Katikati Volunteer Fire Brigadewas kept busy with a number of callouts to flooding events.
On Sunday at 4.35pm the brigade responded to flooding at a house on Willoughby Rd. However due to the height of thewater the brigade was unable to attend. The owners were safe, and happy to sit it out untilwater levels dropped.
At 4.36pm the brigade attended to a car submerged bywater on SH2/Beach Road intersection.
The river had flooded, causing major flooding in the area. The carwas pushed out of the way.
One truck stayed at the bridge assistingwith traffic until thewater receded around 8.30pm.
At 5.10pm the brigade attended to flooding at a house on the intersection of Fairview Rd and Gilfillan Drive, but due to the amount ofwater there was nowhere to pumpwater to— so no action by the brigade.
Then at 5.25pm another call came in for flooding at Shrewsbury Place but again it could not do anything due to the amount ofwater. At 6.25pm another call came from a possible car submerged on Rawaka Drive/Henry Rd. However on arrival the vehicle was clear.
On Monday at 10.42am the brigade was called to the end of Hot Springs Rd to check on a family trapped by a slip on thewalking track.
However communication was only by text. The family were two to three hours up the track, having returned to the hut. Search and rescue was handed the incident.
Last week on Wednesdaymorning at 7.10am the brigade attended an alarm activation at Radius Lexham Park Resthome. After a search no fire was found.
On the same day at 6.35pm the brigade attended flooding at a house on Park Rd. Some assistance was given to clear the water from around the hot water cylinder area.
On Tuesday evening at 11.50pm the brigadewas called to a rubbish fire on Rereatukahia Rd. However firefighters could not access it and couldn’t put it out. Itwas small and considered safe.