19 Jul 2021

How is a 1 in 100 year event calculated?

From Nine To Noon, 11:06 am on 19 July 2021

With the weekend's flooding events in Buller and Marlborough being the third in the country this year, questions are being asked what a 1 in 100 year event means. Kathryn speaks with NIWA Principal Scientist  Chris Brandolino and Ilan Noy , Chair of Disaster Economics at Victoria University Wellington.

A flooded home in Wesport

Photo: RNZ / Anan Zaki