Overall Green alert Flood
in New Zealand

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1100901
Death: 0
Displaced: 600
Countries: New Zealand
From - To 29 May - 31 May

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Canterbury Region, New Zealand, May 2021Heavy rainfall from 29 May caused rivers to overflow in parts of Canterbury Region, New Zealand. As of 30 May, evacuation notices were issued for areas close to the swollen Eyre and Ashley Rivers in Waimakariri District. Residents were encouraged to evacuate in the Sheffield, Waddington and Springfield areas in Selwyn District. Residents were told to prepare for evacuations in Ashburton DistrictMon 31 May 2021FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
Detailed event map. European Union, 2021. Map produced by EC-JRC.
The boundaries and the names shown on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (33), (1), NASA (7), WMO (1), INFORM (2),