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Nico ([personal profile] vilakins) wrote2017-07-22 10:17 am

A bit wet

One of the many reasons we moved to Oamaru was the weather. It's a lot drier here than wet, humid Auckland.

The latest storm hit the whole country, but especially the east coast of the South Island, this area particularly badly. Oamaru got over three months of rain in 26 hours. The infrastructure couldn't take it, rivers have flooded their banks, State Highway 1 is closed in many places including downhill from us where it crossed the river, and houses in the North End, a flat coastal area, are flooded, and steep Don Street, one we considered, is now a river with water running under houses.

At first I was pleased to live on a hill - and so far we're all right as the rain continues - but we woke up to see a slip on the hill opposite. There aren't houses on the slope (another reason for picking this place - nice view) but I suspect there are on the flat under it.

We have to go to Christchurch next week, so I hope the roads are open by then.
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[personal profile] saki101 2017-07-22 11:06 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, my! I hope your house continues high and out of the flow of water. Do you have lots of provisions laid in?
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[personal profile] maia 2017-07-22 04:47 pm (UTC)(link)
Eek. I hope the rain stops, I hope your house is okay, and I hope the roads are open by next week.

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[personal profile] lost_spook 2017-07-22 05:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I hope it improves soon! That all sounds pretty worrying. :-/
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[personal profile] kerravonsen 2017-07-22 11:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Be well. Be safe.
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[personal profile] quabazaa 2017-07-23 03:50 am (UTC)(link)
I read about it, I'm glad you guys are ok though it sounds like it was quite extreme! Take care, hope getting to Chch won't be too hard by next week.