Story: Weather

Flooding in Kilbirnie, Wellington

Flooding in Kilbirnie, Wellington

Flash floods can occur almost anywhere, and when they hit in the city, the drainage system has difficulty in coping. This boat happened to be in the front yard of a house in the Wellington suburb of Kilbirnie in November 1994. It might have proved more useful than the car.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1994/3401/17
Photograph by John Nicholson

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Erick Brenstrum, 'Weather - Flash floods, down bursts and tornadoes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 September 2022)

Story by Erick Brenstrum, published 12 Jun 2006