21 Jul 2021

Ashburton Mayor's advice for flooded towns

From Morning Report, 6:13 am on 21 July 2021

While the South Island's West Coast and Marlborough copped the worse of torrential rain and floods over the weekend, there was hint of deja vu in the Ashburton district.

The Ashburton River surged in places, resulting in some road closures and boil water notices.

It was only seven weeks ago that Ashburton and surrounds suffered from heavy flooding, which forced evacuations and caused widespread damage to land and infrastructure.

The district's Mayor Neil Brown spoke to Corin Dann.