spwill wrote: ↑Tue 31/01/2023 10:25
Most of the houses around here escaped flooding on Friday night but some of those that did get flooded got hit hard. One house 200m from here got flooded to near ceiling level, others got flooded to window sill level. There are no streams or creeks in our area.On Friday night the local primary School grounds filled with water, the water then overflowed into local streets, small rivers formed .Properties below street level got flooded.
What a nightmare for those affected.
The road outside my Silverdale Spy's home had half a metre of brown water flowing in it on the Friday night, and the shingle on the driveway was washed out down to the clay, but otherwise no harm done there.
Henderson had crazy rain indeed. I headed out to pick up my daughter from Kindy about 3:30pm, there were multiple spots on the roads there that were flooded with about 30cm at the time. Decided after that to stay in, too dangerous. The water really started to pile up not long after then. We had a small stream outside our garage, and thankfully the drains there were doing a great job removing it. Water pooling all around the house, too, up to the door line, but no further, thankfully. Behind us has a recessed stepped area, which was fully submerged with about half a meter of water.
Historic stuff indeed, never seen anything like it, and we got it easy.
At the risk of speaking too soon, and being very much an amatuer, I'm getting the feeling looking at the radar that this next rain won't be as bad as forecast. Hopefully this comment doesn't look extremely silly come morning..
darcyplumb wrote: ↑Wed 01/02/2023 07:25
According to stuff.co.nz there has been a number of evacuations and rescues this morning. The northern motorway is closed again as well and lots of houses are beginning to flood.
In Auckland a lot of the flood water clears quickly after the heavy rain stops, the flooding event is easing here now. Some low lying areas around here got flooded again but not like Friday.
A photo along Dominion Road earlier this morning.
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Tornado Tim wrote: ↑Tue 31/01/2023 10:47
Allot of water management is going on currently.
Karipiro Lake is being drained atm, with the Taupo control gates fully open to release as much water as possible with the Waikato and Taupo catchments set to get much more rainfall.
It will take 18 hours for the water at the Taupo gates to get to Karapiro, so draining is needed to get ahead of the rain.
Some residents in Hamilton along the Waikato River have minor flooding (in backyards and gardens ) to the river running very high with the water release
Have seen pictures from the Kuratau area showing very high lake levels so must still be a lot more water coming into the lake than can be released with the fully open control gates?
NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote: ↑Sat 04/02/2023 00:04
It's interesting that this weather event wasn't named as remnants of TC Irene which only lasted a day or two but it's effects resulted as a significant weather event for the North Island.
This event had nothing to do with Ex-TC Irene, who's remnants disappeared into the TC graveyard well to the east of NZ nearly a week before. Irene was, however, followed by an almost named TD that got shredded as it brushed the south side of New Caledonia, but helped to fuel the 'subtropical moisture plume' that fed this North Island event.