The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #172154   Message #4166075
Posted By: Mr Red
24-Feb-23 - 04:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: when you don't have electricity - NZ
Subject: RE: BS: when you don't have electricity - NZ
Napier is a lovely Art Deco town (rebuilt after a 30s earthquake)

They obviously had petrol as long as they paid cash. And once over the hills towards Hamilton the electricity had not been affected. My niece (and many not too badly affected) were ferrying feed to outlying areas for the animals that survived. Many bridges out - all but 1. I assume they had reserves of cash, their own power was out for a week. She had stocks of food for her business thawing out slowly.

There was one video of a woman calling her cows in and they were swimming to high ground! Milked by hand you can assume.

Bro-in-law says 11 dead, 1000 not accounted for - given the comms, that may not be so bad, with people finding shelter anywhere they can.

Friends with caravan solar topped up phones, I was seeing Fakebook pics of mud & water & OK messages.