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 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.