2 Feb 2018

Weather: Westport homes flooded in storm Fehi

From Morning Report, 6:13 am on 2 February 2018

A couple who live close to an estuary near Westport had their home flooded early yesterday and sat out the day in their caravan. Ruth Vaega and her husband had to get out quickly with their daughter and grandchildren. They fled to their caravan on dry ground nearby, staying there until yesterday evening when they found refuge at a friend's house. Mrs Vaega say they were prepared for king tides and flooding, but not for how fast it unfolded.