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  Reply # 1305169 14-May-2015 14:17
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I just snapped up a room at an hotel for my wife who is due in from Auckland late afternoon and won't be able to get over to Martinborough if the trains aren't on.





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  Reply # 1305171 14-May-2015 14:23
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Work has sent home those who can get home. However those that are going over the hill are still here along with those based in the Hutt valley. No one from Kapiti made it in in the first place!

 
 
 
 




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I imagine just about all accommodation in Wellington will be full tonight.




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  Reply # 1305173 14-May-2015 14:24
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Sounds nasty down there. You all stay safe.




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  Reply # 1305177 14-May-2015 14:26
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I'm flying in tonight and hoping to get to Kapiti.. Not feeling very confident!




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  Reply # 1305178 14-May-2015 14:27
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Lias: I'm flying in tonight and hoping to get to Kapiti.. Not feeling very confident!


Give it a few hours. If its anything like the August quake back in 2013, there was a big rush for those that needed to collect kids, and those that could wait got out of the city much smoother once the roads were reopened.

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  Reply # 1305181 14-May-2015 14:35
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Just had crazy rain in the Hutt City it was so loud I could not hear the radio, I have never seen the water so high in my place before.




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  Reply # 1305183 14-May-2015 14:35
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I live out in Lower Hutt but can't leave town until 4:30pm. Currently there are long delays between Horokiwi and Petone and SH2 is closed between Petone and Melling - with the number of people leaving work early it's only going to get worse so I think I'll be home late tonight, unless things improve and floodwaters recede in the next couple of hours.

My daughter phoned about 2:00pm to say Hutt Valley High School was "basically being abandoned." She'll head to the Hutt City library (or, more likely, Queensgate Mall) and wait for me to get out there.

Meanwhile, it's looking much better towards the Hutt outside my window now...



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  Reply # 1305213 14-May-2015 15:27
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SH2 is closed from Ngauranga northbound

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  Reply # 1305218 14-May-2015 15:31
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The forecast for tomorrow in this morning's Dominion Post suggested that we'd get much the same tomorrow but I see that it has improved and there will be much less rain and wind tomorrow.

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I heard Wellington region Civil Defence controller Bruce Pepperell talking to Danny Watson on 2ZB radio about 2.15pm. It made me laugh. Mr Pepperell spent a lot of time talking about the issues he had to deal with and, in my opinion, he failed to realise that most of us just wanted to know the key problems areas in the region and a few recommendations on what to do. It took too long to get key information. Instead we heard too much that civil defence and associated agencies had to do including lots of problems.

 

  • "I think that it is important that people realise that we have an emerging situation". Emerging means becoming apparent or prominent. I think it had clearly emerged hours earlier when there were no trains and roads to Kapiti. The landslips, the flooding, the traffic halted on SH1 and SH2, etc.
  • "So all our primary rivers are triggering". Triggering what?
  • Re the flooded rivers and streams "... we're managing that situation." Monitoring might have been a better word, but it is hardly possible to manage the flooding waterways he's talking about.
  • "It's no fun in a sterile hall eating curried sausages" That's a funny image and he got it exactly right.



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  Reply # 1305267 14-May-2015 16:16
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  • Re the flooded rivers and streams "... we're managing that situation." ..


Sounds like King Canute wink






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Took this with my drone just south of the Silverstream Bridge in Upper Hutt. Ain't seen the river this high in a looooooong time.

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Ngauranga to Dowse just opened

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  Reply # 1305313 14-May-2015 17:15

MikeB4: My wife had to go into the city to pick up passports, she took the SUV and needed it, she said there was a torrent running across the Motorway at Horokiwi. The Hutt River is very high. We have flooding at home for the first time ever. I may need
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That looks like really bad drainage. The seaside has very little water.

Stay safe Wellington.

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