Christchurch flash flood risk downgraded
Flash flood risk downgraded
description: Flash flood risk downgraded
Flash Flooding Risk downgraded.
received a report at 6pm tonight of a large surge of water
visible from the air moving down the Waimakiri river towards
the sea. It was sighted in the Christchurch McLeans Island
area and although river levels are high the initial reported
risk appears to have passed.
Police report that river
levels remain high and may increase. We request the public
and recreational river users avoid the low lying river bank
areas of all canterbury rivers.
At this time there
appears no risk to properties.
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