Thursday, July 18, 2024

Auckland building assessments close to completed

Auckland Council says flood and cyclone-damaged building assessments in Tāmaki Makaurau are now close to being completed.

“The team has completed the assessment of all known buildings and properties impacted by the cyclone event, excluding Karekare which we’re continuing to undertake today,” said Auckland Emergency Management Duty Controller, Adam Maggs.

“This includes over 7,000 known impacted buildings that residents have alerted us to.

“We recognise that there are still properties that might not have been reported with significant damage or are not safe to access for an assessment. We encourage these homeowners and residents to contact us immediately so we can get our officers out to provide a rapid building assessment.”

Assessments are continuing today in Karekare after heavy rain at the weekend caused further slips. 

“The impacts of the January floods and then Cyclone Gabrielle has been devastating for many of our West Coast communities. Our geotechnical experts continue to monitor the stability of slopes in the affected areas using LiDAR surveys and drone models.  

“This information will be used for further analysis and assessment to inform decisions around the on-going safety and usability of assessed buildings and be made available for individual homeowners to better understand the implications for their homes,” Mr Maggs said.

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