4 Jun 2021

Canterbury flooding: State of emergency to continue another week

From Morning Report, 8:11 am on 4 June 2021

A state of emergency will continue for a week in Canterbury's worst-hit flood areas.

It will remain in place in Ashburton, Selwyn and Waimakariri districts but will be lifted elsewhere across the region.

This comes after intense rain earlier this week, that caused chaos including forcing many people to evacuate and badly damaging roads.

Mayors Neil Brown from Ashburton, Dan Gordon from Waimakariri and Sam Broughton from Selwyn spoke to Philippa Tolley.