Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas. What an adventurous 24 hours it has been. The flood did happen and with a vengeance. Yesterday mummy and aunty went to Palmerston North to visit their uncle and to do some shopping. Mummy took the 4 x 4 wheeled drive Holden because she was a bit concerned about the rising river levels, especially the Whangaehu river at McCains cutting. Mummy and aunty got back about 3:30 pm with mummy telling daddy that the river was just breaking over the road at the cutting, but it didn’t look too bad, so they decided to go for a walk down to the cutting see what they could see. They though it would be a good idea to take Me and Nellie for a walk as We don’t get out very often and it is good practise for Us to have some lead time. The rain had stopped and it was lovely and warm with the sun shinning so off they went. All Me and Nellie can say is that a picture speaks a 1,000 words, so here are some photos of the river and Me and Nellie, of course.
Then some guys from a roading company came down the road. They had been working further up the valley and were wanting to go home. They decided after some discussion to test the depth of the water by driving a digger through. Here is the movie daddy took of it.
The digger got through successfully, so after some more discussion it was decided that the guys would leave their vehicles down at Farmer Rae’s driveway (next to home) as it was higher ground, so We all piled into one of the utes and convoyed back home. They guys the proceeded to drive through the water in the digger and were being picked up by work colleagues on the other side of the cutting.
In the early evening daddy and brother decided to go down and see how high the river was.
Guess what fellow maremmas, it is still raining. There has been a state of emergency declared in Wanganui and some evacuations from low lying areas by the river.
Mummy is going out soon to see how passable the roads are. Me and Nellie are not concerned because We have a large bag of tux dog biscuits remaining. Love Nellie and Jasper, two very damp maremmas. We will be back soon with some more photos.