Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It wasn't too bad

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. 


  1. I always find it slightly surreal that when I see the creeks they usually have so little water in them that it's barely moving and often just plain stagnant. It's good to see the evidence in places that I recognise. The TV News always shows the most spectacular but it doesn't mean anywhere near as much if you don't recognise the places.

  2. Gee Pauline I bet you wish you had bought that canoe that was so cheap last week!!!

    Happy days.

  3. Wow - that looks quite threatening. Fingers crossed it's gone down for your journey.

  4. Ouch, that doesn't look good. Hope it's better by tomorrow.

  5. WOW! Look at all that water! I know how that feels! xxx Stay dry...

  6. I've just had a good old catch-up on a few posts. Blogger seems to pick a different writer each week to leave off my reading list. Recently it's been you.
    I'm glad to know that you are safe and sound as we read about the flooding in your part of the world. I loved the photos of your Aiden - there is nothing as sweet as a grandchild in your bathtub or shower!...especially after a good time in the dirt!

  7. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of the little churches in your area. They do look remarkably well preserved. It must be frightening to see so much water so close to the roadways. Safe Travels!


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