Flashback – The 100 Year Flood 1978 (Part 1)
This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the the 100 Year Flood.
We have part 1 of the look back from a book covering what was named the 100 Year Flood, back on Thursday 12th October 1978. When the first warnings came with severe electrical storms striking some areas, strong, warm winds buffeted others. Then as if nature wanted to co ordinate its activities, the heavens opened over much of Southland & Otago.
In the next 36 hours between 114mm (4 1/2 in.) and 127mm (5in.) of rain were to be dumped over the upper catchments of the most flood prone areas of Otago & Southland. What was later to be called the 100 Year Flood was on its way.
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