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Rain eases but more on the way

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Rain eases but more on the way

Staff from Hawke's Bay Regional Council met again this morning to check on the status of the region's rivers and drains, which look to be handling this latest rainfall event.

While the situation is manageable, there is more rain on the way overnight Wednesday with a further system forecast for the weekend.

However the indications are that both these rainfall systems are faster moving than what we've seen so far.

Across the region, there is minor surface flooding, with rivers continuing to flush out. Full river channels are expected to remain through the weekend.

The HBRC Operations Group continues to monitor the drains and pumping stations, clearing build-up of weeds and other debris on rotation.

Soil will remain waterlogged and drivers are reminded to be cautious and watch for slips.

HBRC staff will meet again on Wednesday afternoon to review the current situation and advise if anything changes.

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