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Dunedin Floods – Your Pics, Videos & Tweets

Updated 5:30pm — A civil defence response has been activated in Dunedin after torrential rain caused widespread flooding.

A Dunedin City Council spokesman said emergency services were now working together out of the civil defence bunker in central Dunedin, to coordinate their response to multiple flooding events across the city, and as the city prepare for high tide at 4.30pm.

Foul sewer contamination has forced the closure of the Hargest Crescent area in the suburb of St Clair. The Dunedin City Council said this could become an issue for other areas.

 

 

 

Sand-bagging has started in Mosgiel and South Dunedin and schools are sending children home as torrential rain, which has caused bad flooding, continues to pound coastal Otago.

Almost 70mm of rain fell in Dunedin in the 24 hours to 11.50am, and firefighters from St Kilda, Willowbank, Brighton and Roslyn are tackling floods in South Dunedin, Ocean View and Caversham.

There are reports of heavy surface flooding in Kaikorai Valley and Forbury.

Roads have been closed and sand bags are being used to protect properties in South Dunedin and Mosgiel.

NZTA is asking people to avoid travelling on the Southern Motorway beween Mosgiel andthe central city.

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