THE FLOODS IN THE NORTH.
TERRIBLE DEVASTATION. [by TELEGRAPH.] Eketahdna, March 22. Rain has fallen in continuous downpour since Friday morning. The country and rivers are badly flooded, especially Ruainahunga. All communication southwards is cut off. The upper country and the Maori settlements are completely flooded. A punt has been washed away and not yet secured. .Serious damage has been done to the main road through land slips at the Scandinavian camp. . The road is submerged for miles, and a portion is believed to be washed away. Carcases of whole flocks of sheep and a great number of horses and cattle are seen floating down the river. March 24. The weather is slightly better, but the rain was steady all yesterday, with a high wind, which blow a quantity of timber down across the nads. The wind has now fallen. The coach, which was imprisoned here since Friday, made ail attempt to proceed to Woodviile to-day.
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THE FLOODS IN THE NORTH., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 79, 27 March 1880
THE FLOODS IN THE NORTH. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 79, 27 March 1880
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