24 Jul 2017

Huge clean-up begins in Otago and Christchurch

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 24 July 2017

The state of emergency across much of Otago is about to be lifted - but the clean-up has just begun. Families who were evacuated on Saturday from flooded properties south of Dunedin, mostly in the Henley and Taieri areas, are facing several more nights out of their homes as they wait for the floodwaters to recede. Meanwhile in Christchurch, after 2 months of rain fell in 2 days, the state of emergency remains in place, and the city is battling with water contamination caused by the flooding. Dunedin city Councillor Mike Lord has been dairy farming on the southern end of the Taieri plains for about 30 years.

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