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Northland Farmers urge caution in high winds

In Northland, farmers are facing up to natural forces, as the remnants of Cyclone June bring strong winds and heavy rains to many areas.

Farmers are being urged to move stock into sheltered places and are being warned to exercise caution when clearing large trees, and to consult local contractors if it’s too big a job.

The remnants of the cyclone are bringing rain to many areas whose farmers have been hoping to see a cloud for some time, silver lining or not.

Roger Ludbrook, from Northland Federated Farmers, says landowners should exercise caution when working in high winds.

“The winds have been picking up since early this morning, but they aren’t bad enough to blow people over.

“Our recommendation from Northland Feds is ‘for goodness sakes, be careful’.

Mr Ludbrook says there’s a chance power could be out in some areas if trees fall across power lines – and landowners should wait until conditions clear before attempting a cleanup.

“â€If you do have trees down, and they’re near powerlines, use caution at all times.

“The powerlines a hit by trees are our worst fear, unless you have a slip near a road and it’s blocking people off.â€

Drew Chappell for Country TV


Guest on 21/01/2014 1:48am

Wind is very strong at Te Arai at present.  Wind is moving to SW.  

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