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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.

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