4 Feb 2022

Westport told to evacuate as flooding spreads under heavy rain

From Checkpoint, 5:07 pm on 4 February 2022

Go now and stay away - Westport residents have been told to move out as torrential rain hammers the region.

Police and volunteers have been going door to door ordering people to leave flood-prone parts of the town, where swollen rivers that could threaten homes.

Civil Defence's evacuation order is based on the risk of more heavy rain tonight, high tides, and what happened last July when hundreds of homes went under.

Jean Edwards reports, and Niva Chittock is in Westport with the latest details.