Flooding across South Island

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Flooding has affected roads and prompted evacuations in towns and cities across the southeast of the South Island.
While the weather has now cleared, several states of emergency remain in place.

States of emergency and evacuations

States of emergency remain in place for the Otago region, including Dunedin and Waitaki, and for Christchurch and Selwyn. The state of emergency in Timaru has been lifted.
Residents have been warned to wash their hands if they come into contact with floodwaters, which are likely to be contaminated.
They have also been asked to limit water use that produces wastewater – such as flushing toilets or washing.
About 220 households were evacuated across the Otago region, including 100 homes in Outram, inland from Mosgiel.

Traffic and travel

A large landslip has cut off residents on the Otago Peninsula north of Harwood.
Many of the major roads in the far south were closed over the weekend.  Most have reopened, but caution is still advised.
Were you affected by the floods?

17 Responses

  1. I wasn’t affected by the flooding but my cousin lives in Christchurch so hoping that she dosent die.

  2. this sounds terrible and would not ever wanna be in a problem like this because it’s terrible plus i would never get something like this because i live in friendly feilding which is a very small town and nothing bad happens there except for the left over of other earthquakes

  3. Well, I wouldn’t call it affected but in my area we have been blocked from exiting through the main exit.

  4. Wow! This is so amazing! Where did all of the people who had to be evacuated go?

  5. I live in the little town of Akaroa and when the flood happened no one could get to little river let alone christchurch!

  6. Wow. christchurch really is having a rough tie in terms of natural disasters, isn’t it?

  7. this is so sad i live in dunedin and i was so scared that my house would flood

  8. This is really sad because a lot of people live in the South Island and there is a flood ☹️?.

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