The rain has begun to ease for most parts of the region but strong winds and king tide tonight is still reason for people to take care.
People in Tauranga are asked to remain indoors as Tauranga City Council surveys the damage after today’s severe weather, and prepares for a second king tide later this evening.
Bay of Plenty Civil Defence is advising people in low-lying coastal areas to prepare for high winds and another king tide tonight at 11pm.
Coastal inundation and strong winds around the Bay of Plenty is causing havoc on the roads.
With the extremely high tide we are seeing low lying roads inundated. For the next couple of hours please avoid low lying areas anywhere in the city
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