Bay Civil Defence staff helping in Wellington

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Bay of Plenty Civil Defence staff Naomi Luckett and Paul Burton are helping out in Wellington following Monday's earthquake. Photos/supplied
Bay of Plenty Civil Defence staff Naomi Luckett and Paul Burton are helping out in Wellington following Monday's earthquake. Photos/supplied

Two Bay Civil Defence staff are helping in Wellington following Monday's quake.

Tauranga residents Naomi Luckett and Paul Bourton left earlier today and will be helping with social media and logistics at the National Crisis Management Centre.

More staff could be deployed to assist the effort as the response continued.

Bay of Plenty emergency management director Clinton Naude said it was great to be able to support this effort in any way possible.

"People often don't realise how long support is required for after an event. Monday's earthquake was a big shock and the clean-up will continue for some time so its important staff who have been doing long days are relived."

"The work is continuing here in the Bay too. We have responded to more than 600 messages through Facebook, there has been a number of phone calls and we have seen an increase of internet traffic viewing our region wide Tsunami Evacuation Maps.

"We appreciate the thanks, queries and suggestions from the community as this helps us identify improvements", Mr Naude said.

Check out http://bit.ly/2fDh0cq to see the three different tsunami evacuation zones for Bay of Plenty.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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