One person disappeared in the West Coast and the bridge was driven out, as the heavy rain falls into the region.
Emergency services were notified on Thursday, Thursday, after the person reported missing in the Haupiri River, near Gloriavale, in the gray district.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand helps the police and is invited to Haupiri Rd, by the river, a spokeswoman said. Members also requested.
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Earlier on Thursday, the Goat Creek Bridge Bridge, on State Highway 73 near Otir, was hit by floods.
Jess Dempsei, resident of Otira, described the rain as: "Difficult, and then it gets harder, and then it makes it harder again. Get out and you are overwhelmed."
Regional System Manager NZTA Pete Connors said that on Friday morning performers will be on site to assess the damage and work on the reopening of the highway.
The floods closed the SH6 from Hokitika to Haast and both highways would be closed overnight.
Deputy rector Otago Bois, Mark Hooper, said that 25 students stayed in an additional night at a school house in Mt Aspiring National Park after the stream became too high to safely baptize.
"There is a ton of food in our lodge, so it will surely get good food tonight, I'm sure," he said.
The trip was a year-round 9 and 10 camps in a lodge in the Matukituka valley. The senior professor contacted the mountain radio, saying that the school stream was overnight overnight and that it was not safe to walk around. Parents were well informed, Hooper said.
He hoped the stream would fall and allow them to come out safely on Friday morning.
RAIN MOVES UP COUNTRIES
It is envisaged that another active front moves north across the upper southern and northern islands overnight to Friday, as many regions are already experiencing the effects of the storm.
It is expected that the front will lead to further rain to parts of central and southern New Zealand. The highest rainfall is expected to continue in the west of the South Island, as well as the main lakes of the Canterbury Lakes and rivers.
MetService issued dangerous warnings for Buller and Western Nelson falls, including Nelson Lakes, the main waters of the Canterbury Lakes and the River, and Westland from Hokitika in the north. One more kilogram of rain is expected in places already in place.
They also issued strong warnings for Marlborough, Wellington and southern Vaiarapapa, where they are expected to Friday morning in a heavy 120-km north-west of the crowded places.
Westlake Mayor Bruce Smith describes weather conditions in Hokitika, where a partially submerged campervan can be seen on the flooded Hokitika River.
There are also road warnings for Arthur's Pass (SH73), Porters Pass (SH73), Lindis Pass (SH8) and Crovn Range Road overnight, and 5-10cm of snow on the passages is expected and around 1cm is expected Trench Range.
The northern island may expect clouds and rain on Friday, with a sharp fall in some places.
Although strong north-eastern nations were ahead of the fronts on Thursday, colder southern and southwestern winds would follow the fronts as they move to the north.
STUDENTS STUDY IN SCHOOL
Director of the Harihari School in the South Westland Area, Mark Caplen, said Thursday was "pretty dreadful".
The school was closed at lunch, but the roads north to Hokitika and south to Franz Josef were closed due to slippers and floods.
The police have agreed to follow some students north to Ross.
"Everyone was sure to return home, the kids really enjoyed the police escort, the roads are very bad, there are plenty of water and more sliders," Caplen said.
The school will remain closed on Friday.
MetService meteorologist Ravi Kandula said that Greimouth shot 72 millimeters of rain on Thursday from 24 hours to 7 pm, while 92 mm in Hokitika dropped to 180 mm in Franz Josef.
"Most of the West Coast will be pretty good starting from [Friday] tonight when those showers are clear. Saturday, Sunday, Monday – not a bad place for it. "
The rain on the east coast was "just beginning to go" in a place like Oamaru and Timaru.
The flooded waters cross the highway between Franz Josef and Harihari on the west coast of the South Island.
The Westland Civil Defense opened a social welfare center in Harihari for tourists and locals who need support. The rest of the centers were on standby. Schools in Westland County closed on Thursday as a precautionary measure.
Local civilian security controller Simon Bastion said flood levels were being monitored on the Hokitika, Vaiho and Haast rivers, while the Haast River is continually increasing on Thursday.
There was still fears of localized flooding around the city of Hokitika overnight, so additional mobile pumps were distributed.
Kate Le Comte said that the Bealei River was the largest she ever saw in her three years on Arthur's Pass, although some local residents said they saw him higher.
She said that the rain did not decrease from 17.30 on Wednesday.
"Heavy rain and wind scared my poor dog at 3 in the morning, it's very humid, waterfalls look fantastic at this time," she said.
On Saturday, the Northern Island can expect that the shower will become isolated in the morning and cross over to grow. The southern island will be well separated from isolated showers, mostly around the range. Also, the clouds are morning and night.
In the afternoon, Sunday will see a northern island with isolated showers, mostly around the range. On the South Island, several showers in the west cross the rain in Fiordland. In the south there will be cloudy clouds with scattered rain from afternoon and fine with isolated afternoon showers elsewhere.
On Saturday, it will probably bring rain to Chatham Islands, which will be diluted this morning, as it will very north-east turn to the strong southern part, and will later be subdued. On Sunday, fine faiths and winds are expected.
Large winds and rain are forecasted in the latest alerts for MetService.