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Heavy rain, surface flooding

7.00pm heavy rain update:

While rain is slowing the impact on rivers in the region will be felt for the next few hours particularly the Maitai and Riwaka. Rivers may continue to rise and roads may be treacherous.

If you live in those areas, please keep on eye your immediate needs and those of your neighbours.

Surface flooding will be around for sometime - don't go out unless you have to.

There has been some wastewater and stormwater overflows please treat flood water as contaminated.

If you or your property are in immediate danger, contact emergency services on 111.

Nelson Tasman Civil Defence are active and monitoring the situation.

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