30 Apr 2018

Rotorua hit with more than a month's rainfall in hours

From Morning Report, 6:44 am on 30 April 2018

The residents of about 30-homes in Rotorua remain in temporary accommodation this morning after having to evacuate after flooding yesterday. The district received more than 1.5 times its normal total April rainfall in just 38 hours. And it had its wettest hour since records started in 1964, with 51.8mm of rain falling between 10am and 11am on Sunday. RNZ Waikato-Bay of Plenty reporter Andrew McRae is in Rotorua and compiled this report.