Well, power company Vector called it ‘the worst storm since 1975’, and judging by the correspondence coming in from our readers, it lived up to the hype!
Roads were closed, power was cut, and buildings were evacuated – but this week our poll is asking you personally: How badly did the storm hit your place?
Let us know by voting on our polls page, here – and leave a comment below this article letting us know where you were at the time! We will collate the results and look back on some readers’ experiences next week.
– Photo: NZ Herald
on 15/06/2014 3:46am
No storm down here in Paekok. Just rain and SE, but the Sou Easter wasn’t freezing cold or anything approaching severe. No where near winter material.
on 15/06/2014 3:28am
We got the wind and the rain. Over 200mls in 48 hours from Monday to Wednesday. The wind was really scarey, I was up all night, and hubby didn’t go move cows till after it dropped about 7am. We are on the Te Pahu side of Pironga Mountain. So pretty high up, we did losse power for a while (14hrs) so had no water either. All fun and games when you live in a area like this.
on 15/06/2014 8:25am
200mm – 200mls is a large glass of wine.
on 15/06/2014 1:46am
In Whangarei we got the rain but fortunately not the winds, the area around our patch which backs onto a river was very wet with the river the highest in a long while. If this had been summertime I would have called it a cyclone as it had all the same ingredients minus the high winds.
We were lucky compared to many others further south.
on 14/06/2014 11:45pm
One valley south east of the Hunuas we had massive winds WASIT tUESDAY NIGHT?
Ayone interested is 30kg of green grapefruit?
Didn’t need much rain so happy to only get 85mills. bUT THE WIND WAS PRETY SCARY.
Love living in a solid ouse.
on 15/06/2014 8:24am
on 14/06/2014 10:35pm
Addition to earlier comment we are in Narrow Neck
on 14/06/2014 10:21pm
Worse than the 1992 snow storms? the june 12 2006 storm?,the one earlier in the year on the westcoast,bola in 1988 and other 1 in 100 year storms that we experienced?