The rain’s still falling and Christchurch is still in the middle of a Local State of Emergency.
Our tenancy team is calling ŌCHT tenants to check on safety and to see where we might need to respond to water issues.
Please give us a call on 0800 624 456 if there’s rain-related damage to your home or complex.
Many people have already contacted our call centre to report problems with rain water of localised flooding.
Our contractors are flat out responding to priority calls (we have to tackle the most urgent jobs first) and getting to all properties will take some time.
What can you do?
If water is getting into your home, please isolate the problem and call us on 0800 624 456 as soon as you can.
- Place buckets under ceiling drips and protect the carpet beneath with a towel
- Lay towels along the bottom of doors or windows if water is getting in
- If water is getting near your appliances, please turn your appliance off and call us on 0800 624 456 straight away. Do not touch your appliance if it’s been affected by water.
Please be ready to describe the damage to our call centre team. This will help us get our contractors to where they are needed most urgently.
Thank you for helping us keep an eye on the weather’s impact on your ŌCHT communities. And please stay warm and dry!
Akaroa: People living in Akaroa are being asked to conserve water. The Christchurch City Council says the town’s drinking water is now being sourced from bores until the streams can be used again. There are no contamination issues with the drinking water at Akaroa so boiling is not currently needed.
ŌCHT has homes on Bruce Terrace and Rue Viard.
The high tide has caused flooding in Akaroa township. The council has contractors and staff on the ground and are working to ease the flooding.
Remember, if we need to contact you about an emergency situation at your complex, we’ll give you a phone call, a text message or we’ll visit.
Travel’s not advised but if you have to hit the road, please keep an eye out for road closure signs. If you have to drive through flood waters, please drive slowly to avoid pushing water onto nearby properties.
Our friends at the Christchurch City Council say we shouldn’t walk or bike through floodwaters as they could be contaminated with wastewater.
Roads to remain closed
As at 10.30am, May 31, these roads in Christchurch City will remain closed at least until 9am tomorrow morning.
Avondale Rd – New Brighton Rd / Bassett St to Breezes Rd
Avonside Dr – Retreat Rd to Woodham Rd
Avonside Dr – Wainoni Rd to Torlesse St
Aynsley Tce – Centaurus Rd to Opawa Rd
Clarendon Tce – Full length
Cumnor Tce – Full length
Eastern Tce – Tennyson St to Malcom Ave
Eglinton St – Breezes Rd to Woolley St
Ford Rd – Opawa Rd to Newberry Rd
Green Lane – Full length
Hunter Tce – Malcolm Ave to end
Maces Rd / Ruru Rd – at the intersection
McCormacks Bay Rd – Full length
New Brighton Rd – Bower Ave to Pages Rd / Hawke St
Newport St – Emlyn Pl to Wainoni Rd
Oakridge Tce – Wales St to Nicholls St
Owles Tce – Hardy St to Collingwood St
Richardson Tce – Full length
River Rd – North Parade to Banks Ave
Woolley St – Avondale Rd to Waratah St