Fire Service was called out to five homes between 8pm and 9.30pm
after lightning storms brought heavy rain.
of the homes needed to be evacuated.
The aftermath of flooding at Miller's Flat, just south of Roxburgh Photo: RNZ / Ian Telfer
south, Roxburgh residents still dealing with the aftermath of severe
flooding on Sunday are bracing for more heavy rain today.
town flooded when 40 millimetres of rain fell in two hours, with the
deluge knocking out power and water to the town's 600 residents,
covering roads and gardens with silt and damaging sewers.
Sergeant Ian Kerrisk said the police were working closely with the
district council to prepare for more heavy rain expected later today.
said Roxburgh would have a greater police presence for the next few
Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan said the diggers were out again this morning,
but the forecast for further heavy rain was a worry, as the culvert
designed to deal with the deluge was still full of rubble.
is some concern there, we're going to watch nervously today with that
heavy rain and see if it copes."
said water services should be restored tomorrow, as both power and
piping at the reservoir needed to be repaired, before it could be
refilled and the line is tested.
Cadogan said there were a number of water tankers around the town,
and about one portaloo for every 26 people.
woman Becky Slade told Morning Report the clean-up
at their property - which was 30m away from the creek - was a huge
said they had to clear out "thick, horrible, gloopy" silt,
as well as rocks and debris.