The storm's legacy

The aftermath of the storm.

The aftermath of the storm.

Wharekopae Road out to Ngatapa is just one photo that demonstrates why many residents were stuck at home yesterday. Water is still wheel-deep in some places and today’s sun will help start to dry out rain-soaked ground all over the district. Pictures by Paul Rickard
HIS HOME IS AN ISLAND: Wharekopae Road resident Alan Gates has lived here for four years and this is the third-worst flood he has been through.
BANK TO BANK: The region was hit by wind and rain yesterday. The Waipaoa River stretched from bank to bank from the deluge.
Kirkpatrick Rd at Patutahi.
Riverside Road, which was 4WD access only as dips in the road became giant puddles. Gisborne Herald file picture
Harper Rd.
Tucker Rd.
Storm - Harper Road
LARGE TREE TOPPLED: Gaddums Hill homeowner, Pat Makiri, stands beside a large tree that toppled on to the road from his property.


Matawai slips.

Gisborne Herald senior photographer, Paul Rickard, took these photos in the wake of the storm, showing its impact to the region.

Gisborne Herald senior photographer, Paul Rickard, took these photos in the wake of the storm, showing its impact to the region.

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