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.
Floodwaters from a swollen river poured into businesses in
yet another northeastern Australian community today as
relentless rains brought more misery to a region battling its
worst flooding in decades.
Heavy rain in Otago in the past two days has resulted in
several of the hydro-electric dams spilling excess water from
holding lakes, but Environment Canterbury last night had no
concerns flood protection stopbanks would not cope.