Thursday, 13 August 2020

WHITIANGA WEATHER

Normality returning to Mercury Bay

Normality returning to Mercury Bay

Normality is returning to Mercury Bay. Power is restored in most areas, cell phone service is up and running again and the roads are all open.

But there will be a cost. Some properties suffered significant damage - roofs blew off houses and shops (with at least one shop in Whitianga suffering major water damage), big trees were uprooted (landing in at least one instance on a boat) and more worrying beach ersosion occurred. At least no-one suffered significant injuries.

Let's not forget our emergency services, mostly volunteers, who were up most of the night to ensure our safety.

The photos sent in by our readers tell the story of a day most of us will remember for some time to come.

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