facebook   twitter   mail  

The Gisborne Photo News



Flash Flood

By Frank Wynne-Jones

A flash flood, the result of a deluge of rain on the Coast last month (three and-a-half inches in four hours), swept through the Tokomaru Bay area. Although the floodwater did not rise to the height of last December's effort, it washed away small bridges, damaged and retarded road works, and left a trail of debris and silt in its wake.


Main road traffic reached a dead end north of Tokomaru Bay where a low level bridge was submerged by the floodwaters. Workmen are pictured inspecting the bridge.


Two girls hitch up their skirts to wade across a flooded Tokomaru Street..


...while tnis gentleman decided to try it on his bicycle.


Water completely covered the main road at Tuatine township