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It Was 36 Years Since the 1984 Southland Flood

It was 36 years on 27-31st January 1984 it rained solidly for days around Invercargill and Southland suffered severe flooding.

Friday 27th January 1984 was named Southland’s Black Friday, take a look back at how town looked, some amazing images.

Below we have listed all the Flood chapters.

The Video:

The worst floods in memory struck Invercargill and parts of rural Southland on Friday 27th January 1984.

The disaster was foreshadowed by a national weather office report two days earlier, heavy rain was likely for 24-48 hours possibly over the whole South Island.

The weather map the next day Thursday 26th January showed a cold front was stationary over Southland and not expected to move for 18 hours.

Video: Compiled by Civil Defense after the floods.

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