Tuesday, August 26, 2008

More news

http://www.stuff.co.nz/ is just full of emergency management news today!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4669517a11.html - Major quake likely to be confined to one island - NIWA scientists have found there are no major fault lines connecting the North and South Islands meaning the devastating effects of a major quake could be confined to just one island.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4668712a19715.html - Kaikoura, Seddon, Blenheim and Picton are taking a pounding from a rain front that has cut roads and railway lines and caused widespread surface flooding along the east coast of the South Island. The tiny township of Peketa, south of Kaikoura, is being evacuated after flooding threatened the settlement, as the Kahutara River burst its banks

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4668674a11.html - and the cost of these storms just keeps on climbing.

Insurance is a Good Idea!

Here's some images from the last lot of flooding North Canterbury got, at the end of July.
There's a rather nice pub in Amberley - great food. I do hope it survived without harm.

But wait, there's more!

If bad weather and earthquakes weren't enough, there's an oil spill along State Highway 2 in Lower Hutt causing traffic hold-ups. http://www.stuff.co.nz/4669463a11.html

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