New Zealand officials assess this Monday Damage someone left unprecedented floods that hit the weekend Western coast of the country, where it is estimated that 1,000 people left homeless.
President of New Zealand, XuAcida Ardern, published aerial images of the area on its Instagram account this Monday following the visit of Acting Emergency Management Minister Chris Fafoi and commented that it is “Scary See how much damage has been done by these floods and how many houses have been affected.”
declaration of emergency
Ardern indicated that civil defense services are on the ground help a thousand people Joe has become homeless in Westport (South Island), where the water reaches window height and is the city most affected by the storm.
disaster that has forced State of emergency declared in the regionIt is due to drop between 300 mm and 700 mm of precipitation, according to the weather service, which is forecasting two days of calm before a new storm on Wednesday and Thursday.
equal to a month’s rain
“Several places in central New Zealand saw equal to a month of rainMetServices meteorologist Amy Rossiter explained in a statement Monday.
For his part, the Agriculture Minister, Damian O’Connor, estimates that about a thousand heads of cattle According to Radio New Zealand, most of the 2,000 people evacuated from the Marlborough area of the South Island have already returned to their homes.