Geographical areas that were damaged during Cyclone Gabrielle are being assessed into three risk categories.
Next week, the Wairoa District Council and Recovery Team will engage with property owners directly to share information around which area their property falls into.
The three categories are Category 1 Repair (low risk), Category 2 (managed risk) and Category 3 Move (high risk).
This category assessment has been done in collaboration with local councils, insurance industry, the financial sector and central government.
Properties identified as Category 1 are low risk and can be repaired.
If you don’t think your property should be in Category 1, talk to your council and get involved in the conversations happening in your community.
Properties identified as Category 2 need community or property level interventions to manage future risk. This is the broadest category, and the solutions are not simple. More information and investigation are needed to understand what risk mitigation measures might be needed in the community, and at a specific property level.
Properties identified to be Category 3 are high-risk and people need to move.
Locally, engagement will be face-to-face in communities and by email or letter. Discussions will be locally led to ensure a strong connection to the community is maintained.
The questions and scenarios that come out of the engagement will be feed back into the decisions and future support packages made by local and central government.
25 May 2023
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