Tongariro Update

Published: Tue 7 Aug 2012 09:12 AM
Tongariro Update
GNS Science is monitoring the situation and have issued a Volcanic Alert Bulletin which retains the volcanic alert level as Level 2 but increases the Aviation Colour Code from Orange to Red. Ash cloud predictions are usually issued every 6 hours
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is monitoring the situation and has issued a Potential Threat to New Zealand Advisory which remains in place for
-Hawkes Bay
-Bay of Plenty
The National Crises Management Centre has not been activated.
Regional and local Civil Defence Emergency Management is monitoring the situation. Local council CDEM, Police and Department of Conservation are currently meeting in Taupo. There has been some local self-evacuation, but no evacuation has been ordered by authorities.
A further update will be issued after 9am.
Vince Cholewa
Public Information Manager
Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management
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