Flash Floods Hit Gisborne

Heavy rain caused havoc across the state on Monday with several local houses and a Kindergarten reporting flooding.

CFA were called to assist SES deal with numerous calls following the torrential rain, dropping more than 100mm on Gisborne. More than a month’s rainfall fell in a day as a storm front moved across the state, with flash flooding causing chaos and partially closing some local roads.

Gisborne CFA crews assisted with sand bags at several homes and a Kindergarten.