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Thursday, 18 May 2017

Flooding Hits Northern South Island

The Top of the South Island has been struck with heavy rain witched caused big flooding after the night on Thursday. Several people have been saved from vehicles with water so deep one rescue had to be undertaken on a surf lifesaving boat.  In the early hours of Thursday morning, a small house bus became stuck in river water which flooded near the Barlett Rd quarry in Hope, Tasman. One man was inside the bus, and spent more than an hour trapped in the vehicle before Coastguard crew on a surf lifesaving boat could save him.

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