Thursday, July 20, 2017

Is that Wisconsin with flooding rains? Oh, no, it is New Zealand getting flooding rains in the middle of winter.

New Zealand Met Service (click here)

I listened to the report from New Zealand and I have never heard such brevity. This is a different call out to citizens from New Zealand's government.

20 Jul 2017

Heavy rain and strong winds (click here for visual report) have begun to lash the Bay of Plenty

The region could see 110mm of rain over 12 hours, with the worst rain east of Opotiki

Trees are down, trampolines are flying and power has been cut to a swathe of Rotorua

Winds up to 100km/hr expected tonight in Auckland

Heavy rain has lashed the already-sodden Bay of Plenty, with the region braced for up to 110mm in the space of 12 hours overnight.
Large trees have come down and power has been cut to suburbs in Rotorua and Tauranga, which have been battered by heavy rain and high winds.
Rotorua Daily Post Facebook readers have reported trampolines flying away in the high winds and there have been reports of water on some roads in the district....