Cyclone Wilma - New Zealand   29 January 2011







A van and trailer washed off the road near Kawakawa

Police and fire personell prepare an IRB to rescue people in Kaeo

One of nearly 20 people fire and Police rescued in Kaeo

The Haruru Falls in flood, Paihia

Update from the night :

3am Saturday 29 Jan : Kaeo cut off and the town inundated by floodwaters, 

people were trapped in their houses

we made attempts to help Fire and Police get to and rescue these people

 using the truck but the water was too deep, a boat was then used by members

of the Kaeo and Mangonui Fire brigades and the Police to rescue about

20 people whom Brad and I then drove thru deep floodwaters to safety in Kaeo.

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