Tauranga City Council building inspectors and geotechnical engineers have finished their evaluation of damage to properties on Egret Avenue in Maungatapu and completed a safety assessment of the surrounding area.
Five homes have been deemed unsafe to live in and issued with Dangerous Building Notices, while the rest of the homes that were assessed are safe to live in and residents have been advised they can return home.
Those who are unable to return to their homes are staying with family and friends. Engineers will now assess what repairs or actions are required for the properties to be deemed safe.
Council staff have spoken with all affected homeowners and will continue to provide support and communication over the coming weeks.
With more rain forecast this week, now is a good time to check gutters and clear drains, and to check in with whānau, friends and neighbours.
Please contact Tauranga City Council on 07 5777 000 if you spot any fallen trees, slips or flooding in your area.