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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Flooding

Wanganui has a beautiful river running right through the middle of it. Many people have to cross over this river several times a day to get to work or school. 

Last week, we had a huge down pour of rain. Our river rose so high that it burst its banks and flooded some of our town. The last time our river rose this high was over 13 years ago!

Some people were even evaluated from their homes. 

Jeannie wrote a report about the flooding:

Last night Wanganui flooded very badly.  Some of the trees in Kowhai park fell down. There was a huge queue on Dublin street bridge because  the city bridge was flooded and the queue was at the butchers! (at the end)  Lots of houses got evacuated so people had to sleep at neighbours. Most of the roads were closed. There was dirty muddy water and the trees fell in the water. I wondered what happened to the fish and the animals in water.

12 comments:

  1. Great report Jeannie- you spelled 'evacuated' and 'queue' correctly too- that's awesome!

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  2. Why in New Zeland it Rain a Lot and make the River Big.

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    1. We have a lot of rain in New Zealand over our winter. This time it rained so much the river filled up and started to flow over.

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  3. How did the mud came to your house? Did it come to the school?
    Frpm
    Iona

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    1. Hi Lona,
      Luckily it did not reach our school or our own houses. It did reach some shops near the water though!
      You are right, the water did leave lots and lots of mud behind. Our river is always this muddy brown colour.

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  4. Why There are too many water in the rive Yekta

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  5. haw (How) did the woter come to the haus(house) how did the woter come? from margherita

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  6. iv nevr sn wotr lik that. (I have never seen water like that.)
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    Keanu

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    1. Hi Keanu,

      In Wanganui, we are surrounded by lots of water. We can drive for 10 minutes and be at a beach. We have black sand at our beaches!

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  7. i am from newzealand and I want too talk about the flod.

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    1. Really? What part of New Zealand are you from? We are located at the bottom of the North Island (near Wellington).

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  8. As you can see, my class was very interested in the flooding. Excellent reporting Jeannie! Your pictures added to the interesting commentary.
    Mrs. Trotti - EIB Paris - quad blogging partners

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