A picture or two saves a thousand words. (Just click on the first picture, and then click through for clearer viewing of each photo).
(I won't include pictures of landslides; even though one of them is rather close to where we live, and has isolated the people who live up that road. The sound of helicopters going in and out most of the week, as they try to assess and help those stuck up there, is a good sound to hear; help is being given.)
Photos taken before the flood banks burst:
Our property is high enough that we weren't affected by the water breaching the rivers flood banks, we just had a bit of surface flooding.
|Another neighbours cows were more interested in what we were doing than in the rising water :)
|Our clever sheep knew where to go, higher up and under cover :-)
|Picture sourced from morefm.
The above shot was taken before the river burst it's banks, and the spot where Dn and Daisy are standing is flooded with water ...
in the picture below.
After the River Breached the Flood Banks:
|Photo taken by Tracey Grant. Found on Stuff NZ
|The entry way into the bottom end of town. Sourced from morefm
Dn needed to deliver something out of town this week and was confronted with this:
|What was a road way is now a lake. Picture taken by Dn
|And going back the other way has it's hazards too! Picture taken by Dn.
Needless to say, next week we've decided to side step watching any more dvd's in the natural disaster series.