Isaac Davison is a NZ Herald political reporter.

Fears of flooding in quake-hit Kaikoura

There are new concerns for the quake-hit Kaikoura community as heavy rain raises the prospect of flooding in the region.

"Due to deteriorating weather, there is now some flooding risk in Kaikoura," Civil Defence and Emergency Management director Sarah Stuart-Black said at a press conference this afternoon.

She was "really worried" about the potential effect of the weather on the region, she said.

Residents downstream of the Waiau River were evacuated this morning as a precaution.

Transport officials who are working to open the crucial inland road have been pulled out "due to unsafe conditions", Stuart-Black said.

- NZ Herald

Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf05 at 30 May 2017 13:52:58 Processing Time: 1067ms