Its been a whirlwind 48 hours.
As I write this Wellington has been cut off from The Hutt. SH2 from Ngauranga to Petone is flooded to North bound traffic, with one lane open, for the moment, going South. You can get out of the Hutt, but not back in, as SH58 from Porirua to Silverstream is also closed.
I have received updates from the Body Corporates of most of the apartment buildings in town we manage in and there are no reports of obvious structural damage in any. Engineers are inspecting each building more fully over the next few days to confirm the all clear. If there are any problems noted, the body corporates will update property owners direct. If you do get an update form your Body Corporate managers for your building please do forward to me so I can update the tenants, and help for any necessary access.
Most of what little damage I have seen is cracking in Gib Board, gaps appearing between architraves and ceilings. I have also noted cracking in footpaths and exterior fences in some properties. I will review these photos with other photos I have of the area to see if these cracks are new. If they are I will update you so we can discuss an EQC claim.
Eqc claims for body corporate apartment buildings are to be made via the Body Corporate of each apartment block. Eqc claims for non body corporate buildings can be made individually by each owner. Any claim relies on information from me confirming if damage has occurred, and photos of that damage. There are 3 months to make claims post an event.
I will be updating those owners who need to make an Eqc claim as I have confirmation of damage and photographic evidence to provide you.
Keep safe, warm and dry.