13 Dec 2023

Hutt South MP describes aftermath of powerful storm

From Morning Report, 6:39 am on 13 December 2023

The Hutt South MP Chris Bishop has praised locals who rushed to get children to safety during the ferocious storm that hit Lower Hutt yesterday afternoon. Howling winds and heavy rain pelted the Wellington region about 3 o'clock, smashing windows, tearing up trees and ripping off roofs. Chris Bishop said Lower Hutt teachers raced to get students who were leaving for the day back inside out of harm's way. He says some builders even pulled some children walking home into the safety of a shipping container to wait out the storm. Bishop spoke with Corin Dann.