Three Regional Aid Teams to Help
February 23, 2011
The Wellington Region’s Civil Defence group says two Local Response Teams have been sent to Christchurch and a third will also be sent.
Wellington Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) team and local authorities are co-operating, says Kapiti Mayor Jenny Rowan, chair of the Group.
And Group Controller, Rian van Shalkwyk reports that the Group has also been co-coordinating the reception and management of 820 evacuees (mainly international tourists) from Christchurch.
“This work started at 3am this morning and will continue way into tonight,’ Mr van Shalkwyk said.
A reception centre has been set up at the Air Force Terminal at Wellington Airport.
So far three flights with a total of 265 people have been processed and taken to welfare centres, Wellington Airport or Wellington City.