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Voice (donor newsletter), Spring 2021

After the storm.

The recent flooding that hit Tokomaru Bay was unlike anything the locals had ever seen. An unprecedented 48 hours of torrential rain dangerously swelled local rivers, flooded houses, and left the area covered in a thick layer of mud.

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After the storm.

Victim Support were active in the area doing welfare checks on residents, offering emotional support - in some cases people had lost everything - along with ensuring people were connected with the wider response to the flood from the council and other agencies.

Victim Support establishes specialist Whakaari team

More than 18 months on from the White Island/Whakaari volcano eruption, Victim Support’s work with all of those affected continues. Recently, Victim Support established a dedicated team with three staff who will work full-time with survivors, families of those who have lost loved ones, along with witnesses and others impacted by
the disaster.

Are you prepared?

Natural disasters and emergencies do happen. Here’s a few things to think about.

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