Sunday, March 06, 2011

ChCh: The tone changes

  • Lieutenant Colonel Stefan Machie says ...
  • Police say they will not tolerate "disaster tourists" heading into the central city areas where parts of the cordon have been lifted for residents, business owners and property owners.
  • Superintendent Sam Hoyle tells Radio New Zealand that people with genuine reasons to enter the zones will have to be patient, with police and Defence Force personnel manning the cordon entry points.
  • Civil Defence says the central city has been organised into four Green Zones on the outer edges of the existing cordon and one Red Zone in the very centre.
  • Access to the Red Zone is restricted to emergency services and USAR teams only.

A refreshing change of tone and urgency as Gerry and the Army take control. Should have happened 11 days ago.

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