“The Red Cross and Auckland Civil Defence have been deployed to supply dry blankets at the school when the children arrive, and food is being organized,” says Auckland Civil Defence’s Head of Emergency Operations Aaron Davis.
Camp Adair evacuated
It was a different kind of adventure that the year five and six students from Stanley Bay School in Devonport were expecting this week.
The children, mostly nine and ten year olds, were evacuated from YMCA Camp Adair in the Hunua Ranges after an overnight downpour flooded the camp.
On a Facebook page, teacher Penny Harrison said all the students were warm and happy after being evacuated, around 7am Wednesday morning.
Around 200 children and adults were evacuated by bus, and taken to a community led centre at Hunua School.
“We understand that everyone is well and accounted for.”