Flooding

Software behind lack of warning

Software behind lack of warning

A piece of monitoring software failed during last month's flooding, leading to a delay of about three hours in telephone warnings to landowners.

Flooding ordeal: two days clinging to rock

Flooding ordeal: two days clinging to rock

An elderly Auckland man who survived a Fiordland flood by clinging to a rock for almost two days says he was never frightened, but was concerned about how he could get to safety.

Waipori pump station to get $1.1m upgrade

The pump station on the Waipori River, which keeps more than 7000ha of the Taieri Plain dry, is to get a $1.1 million refurbishment, including new pumps.

River sweeps 30 to their deaths

Police in Bolivia say a raging river has swept at least 30 people to their deaths after swamping a bus and a truck that tried to cross.

Cost of city flood defences doubles

Estimated costs for flood protection work on the Water of Leith and Lindsay Creek have more than doubled to $53 million, latest figures released by the Otago Regional Council show.

North bears brunt of storm

North bears brunt of storm

Wild weather was last night lashing the upper North Island as heavy rain and high tides combined to keep authorities and residents on high alert for more coastal flooding.

Toowoomba starts burials

The first of those killed in Toowoomba's appalling flash flood will be buried today.

Death toll 40 in drenched Philippines

Disaster officials say heavy monsoon rains drenching the eastern Philippines for two weeks have drowned seven more people, pushing the death toll to 40 with seven missing.

20,000 Brisbane homes in danger

20,000 Brisbane homes in danger

Deadly floodwaters that have cut a swath across northeast Australia seeped on to the streets of the nation's third-largest city today,  forcing people to flee both suburbs and skyscrapers.

NZ relief worker overwhelmed by devastation

A New Zealand Civil Defence worker who is part of a team helping residents of flood-stricken Queensland is overwhelmed by the scale of the devastation and hopes waters subside so he is able to help in the worst affected areas.

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