It’s all on this weekend – flooding, slips, road closures, people evacuated from their homes. SH1 is closed between Otaki and Levin and the heavy rain warnings for the northern Tararuas and Horowhenua will only add to the flooding.
Damage at Waikawa Bridge on SH1
Horowhenua, Manawatu, Wanganui and Taranaki councils have activated their emergency management centres, which included evacuation facilities. Significant surface flooding and slips also closed a number of roads in the Kapiti Coast Region with non stop rain over the last 24 hours. The Manawatu Gorge on State Highway 3 was open but slips had damaged sections of it. Don’t go out, NZTA has advised, for any non-essential travel.
A good weekend to stay home, by all accounts. Just as well we had already planned on having a weekend at home, nothing would be worse than being out in bad weather towing a caravan behind us with multiple road closures. Luckily we are warm and dry, tucked up safe and sound at home. Let’s hope tomorrow is a better day for those affected by the flooding.