Nelson flood event 14 -15 December 2011




Dramatic flood rescue in the Maitai Valley Wed 14 Dec - tourists trapped in a tree by a flash flood

People on the roofs of their houses as a giant mud and debris flow crashed through Pohara

SH 60 at Burnt Hill just north of Takaka will be impassable for days cutting off Collingwood township

Ramaka Creek in a flash flood near Takaka Thur 15 Dec 

The main road into Pohara, my truck being the only vehicle thats made it in here

Floodwaters near Motueka Wed 14 Dec  

 The weather system that caused it all ..  chart from

Additional charts from


Back to site directory