As floods go, this one wasn't too bad. Sure, it flooded but it could have been much worse. We got off rather lightly, it was much worse further north.
There was no trip to work for me this morning, I worked from home. And the school was closed because of flooding.
We had more rain in two hours yesterday afternoon than we had from 6.30 pm last evening till 4 today. Now, however, it is raining a bit more heavily again.
Around 3.30 I went for a short drive to see how things were along the road. My son said the water level had gone down by a foot or two by then and the council workmen were already out tending to slips on the road.
This is down the back of the farm where floodwater is leaving the creek (the smooth water) and rushing over the farm flats.
The next three are the farms on the other side of the road.
Here, along the road to town, the water is still lapping the edge of the road.
Further along the road:
Tomorrow, after work, I will be heading to Auckland, then travelling to Taranaki on Thursday. Hope the weather has cleared a bit by then.