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New Zealand: Flood: 2021/05/29 Country Information on DRR

Period 2021/05/29
Country or District New Zealand
Event Type Flood
Outline Heavy rain has been affecting several Districts of the Canterbury Region, New Zealand since 29 May 2021 causing floods and rivers overflow, and resulting in evacuations and damage. According to media reports, hundreds of people living in at least 250 houses have been evacuated, several roads have been flooded, schools, offices and highways have been closed. A state of emergency was declared for the entire Region.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Reuters 2021/06/01
At least 300 homes in Canterbury were evacuated overnight as water levels rose in rivers across the region in a "one-in-100-year deluge", local media reports said on Monday 31 May.