Media advisory: Flooding in Southland/Fiordland Piopiotahi

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Emergency declared for Southland

This is an official message from Emergency Management Southland

At 2.20pm today, Southland Civil Defence Emergency Management Group chair Neville Cook declared a state of emergency for the Southland region, including Gore, following yesterday’s declaration for the Fiordland Community Board Area.

The declaration comes as extensive flooding causes significant problems across the region, including road closures and landslips.

Emergency Management Southland controller Angus McKay said the declaration helps provide a coordinated response to the emergency, which is being managed from the Invercargill emergency centre.

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