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Tropical storm kills 83 in Central America

Tropical storm kills 83 in Central America

Central American authorities say at least 83 people have been killed in flooding and landslides associated with the region's first tropical storm of the year.

Flood cleanup to cost 'millions'

Flood cleanup to cost 'millions'

The total clean-up cost for flood-stricken Otago will not be known for "days if not weeks" but is likely to be in the millions.

Toilets fail as sewage leaks out

Toilets fail as sewage leaks out

The Walker family's back yard in Queen St, Milton, was completely underwater yesterday.

Sunday flooding: Latest updates

Heavy rain has eased after five days, leaving authorities to focus on clean-up efforts after flooding swamped coastal Otago.

Rain stops - now for the cleanup

Rain stops - now for the cleanup UPDATED:

The extent of the damage across flood-stricken Otago is starting to become apparent as swollen rivers fall and surface flooding recedes.

Highways open as rain eases

Highways open as rain eases

Key highways are open and river levels are dropping as the wet weather eases in the South.

Roads closed, river rises

Roads closed, river rises >>Drivers frustrate authorities

Flood conditions are easing in some coastal Otago areas as rainfall eases but State Highway 1 south of Milton will be closed until at least tomorrow and the Taieri River is continuing to rise.

Saturday flooding: Latest updates

Saturday flooding: Latest updates

Persistent overnight rain has caused landslides, rising rivers and flooded roads across Coastal Otago.

Plenty to do despite closure of school

Plenty to do despite closure of school

It was business as usual at Five Forks School yesterday as children swapped tales about enjoying the novelty of two days at home.

Flood costs being assessed

Queenstown is still counting the cost of the flood mitigation measures put in place during this month's flood alert.

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