Heavy rains in northern and central New Zealand on Saturday eased after four days of heavy rain forced hundreds of people to flee their homes, but 100 people were newly displaced overnight. did.
The South Island city of Nelson has been the worst affected, with hundreds of homes evacuated and some uninhabitable in the past week. North Island towns were also blocked as floods submerged roads and homes.
"Things look much different going forward than this past week for him," said the Metservice weatherman in his Twitter post. "Most of the rainfall activity is still primarily in the west, but much less accumulation." After it stopped, it said that the warning and caution had been lifted.
However, nearly 100 new evacuees occurred overnight, https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/weather-more-heavy-rain-flood-fears-in-nelson-marlborough-kaitaia-cut-off-by-slips/DCT5R37ENS3YPTEI5VXKM7RZU4/?utm_campaign=nzh_tw&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=nzh_tw#Echobox=1660938174-1, the New Zealand Herald said.
A total of 508 families have been evacuated in the Tasman district adjacent to Nelson, emergency officials said, with the number likely to rise.
"It looks like it will increase further," Nelson said on his Facebook page, his Tasman civil defense official.
Overnight rains extended flooding to the Kanan-Upper Takaka region and the Richmond Mountains, they added.
Heavy rain warnings continue for southern Fiordland in the South Island.
"Several fronts are expected to affect Fiordland this afternoon through Sunday morning, with heavy rain expected," Metservice said on its website.
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate said they were thinking of the affected New Zealanders.
"Seeing the devastation caused by the floods in New Zealand is a reminder of the hard work we all must do to protect our planet," the royal couple posted on Twitter. (Reporting by Sam McKeith, Editing by Sam Holmes and Clarence Fernandez)