“This event was profound in its implications. Arterial roads, key parts of some towns and cities and plenty of beach front properties just got notice of their future lack of viability. It was jaw dropping. The disruptions are going to be staggering and still most leadership will barely make mumblings of moronhood as a response”
Nelson storm damage prompts tough conversations - mayor
Homes, businesses, roads and cycleways were no match for the storm surge that raced into Nelson's shallow bays and inlets like a river in flood.