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Tsunami Update 2

28 Feb 2010

Tsunami Update 2

CIVIL DEFENCE NOTICE TO ALL RESIDENTS IN TSUNAMI-RISK ZONE

You are advised of the possibility of your area being affected by a seawater surge following the earthquake in Chile last night.

We recommend voluntary evacuation for all residents on Salisbury Road for 12 hours unless otherwise advised.

Please take all that you require for that time.

Other residents should monitor local radio for further developments concerning them.

Go to family and friends where possible. Otherwise, go to Te Poho o Rawiri Marae.

A wave of 0.2 and 1m is expected to reach Gisborne just before 8am and more surges are expected to continue for most of the day. 

People are advised to stay off the beaches and out of the sea.

Do not go sightseeing.