Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Spring Flood...

The Awesome 1's have been watching via the TV, newspaper (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wanganui-chronicle/news/headlines.cfm?c_id=1503426) or have gone down to personally view the flood that has hit our city.

The Wanganui River has risen to 9 metres and swallowed many of the streets that run parallel to it. Mr Sager's street is closed off as the river now meets the end of it. The flooding has been caused by a very bad storm that passed over New Zealand and provided heavy rain for a good 18 hours.

Our main playground and park (Kowhai Park) is now under water. The army and Civil Defence had to evacuate people from their homes in Wanganui East and were also up all night sandbagging the banks of the river - Exciting, yet scary times in our city.

Here are some images and news clip of our wee disaster.


  1. Wee disaster all right, the sewerage outflow has caused closure of the playground vs the high flood levels?!

  2. Given the fantastic community, army and CD support / organisation, it was wee compared to what could have happened. Today (Sunday) was sunny, hot and brilliant which made me think - "Gosh, did we have a flood this week?"
    Weird week!

  3. Wow Room 1, what awesome footage you have of the Whanganui floods. I'm impressed!!!! Mrs C

  4. That flood was horrible.