Heavy rain and strong winds have created chaos in and around the Bay of Plenty this morning.

Readers and reporters shared some pics they've taken around the region is floodwaters rise.

Ohinemuri River in Karangahake Gorge looking ready to bust. Photo/Jaden MacLeod
Ohinemuri River in Karangahake Gorge looking ready to bust. Photo/Jaden MacLeod
SH25 between Whangamata and Waihi. Photo/Jaden MacLeod
SH25 between Whangamata and Waihi. Photo/Jaden MacLeod
State Highway 25 ( SH25 ) road to Pauanuia and Whangamata closed on the Coromandel after heavy rains brought widespread flooding tot he region. Photo/Alan Gibson
State Highway 25 ( SH25 ) road to Pauanuia and Whangamata closed on the Coromandel after heavy rains brought widespread flooding tot he region. Photo/Alan Gibson
A person makes his way along the flooded section of Statet Highway 25 at Hikuai near Pauanui today. Photo/Alan Gibson
A person makes his way along the flooded section of Statet Highway 25 at Hikuai near Pauanui today. Photo/Alan Gibson
The turn off to Pauanui from State Highway 25 at Hikuai is cut off by floodwaters today. Photo/Alan Gibson
The turn off to Pauanui from State Highway 25 at Hikuai is cut off by floodwaters today. Photo/Alan Gibson
This slip at Whiritoa, near Waihi, shows the impact heavy rain can have. Photo/Isaac Hanner
This slip at Whiritoa, near Waihi, shows the impact heavy rain can have. Photo/Isaac Hanner
Bobby calves trapped in flooded water, near Beach Rd, Waihi Beach. (the farmer came to lead them to higher ground). Photo/Melanie Camoin
Bobby calves trapped in flooded water, near Beach Rd, Waihi Beach. (the farmer came to lead them to higher ground). Photo/Melanie Camoin
The water level at Gilmour Lake in Waihi at 8am reaches high levels. Photo/Melanie Camoin
The water level at Gilmour Lake in Waihi at 8am reaches high levels. Photo/Melanie Camoin
A paddock nearby Beach Rd, Waihi Beach, is completely flooded. Photo/Melanie Camoin
A paddock nearby Beach Rd, Waihi Beach, is completely flooded. Photo/Melanie Camoin

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The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Thames Hospital and saw the flooding form the sky. Photo/Dan Harcourt
The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Thames Hospital and saw the flooding form the sky. Photo/Dan Harcourt
The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Thames Hospital and saw the flooding form the sky. Photo/Dan Harcourt
The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Thames Hospital and saw the flooding form the sky. Photo/Dan Harcourt