Hundreds of people have been moved to safety in New Zealand after severe flooding in the Canterbury region. This was preceded by heavy rain.
In Akaroa, for example, more rainfall was recorded in two days than at the beginning of the year, NIWA tweeted on Monday.
And the newspaper “New Zealand Herald” that many roads were closed, and several bridges were damaged and impossible to walk. The newspaper spoke of “dramatic rescue operations” by helicopter. A state of emergency has been declared in the area where Christchurch is also located.
The authorities fear that more rivers may overflow. Residents, including in Pines Beach, near the mouth of the Weimakariri River, have been asked to move to higher grounds. (SDA / bra)
Published: May 31, 2021, 8:25 a.m.
Last update: May 31, 2021, 8:30 a.m.
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