Waimanu: Flood alert has been issued for the low-lying areas of Waimanu Station, including small streams adjacent to the downstream Waimanu River. Ministry of Information  released an update on Thursday that the Waimanu Station recorded the water level at 4.11m, which it says is 0.11m above alert level and increasing. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has advised that all schools in the central division will be closed from today.