It's still raining, and we're back from our drive. There was an awful lot of flooding along the way. There is a town not too far away from us called Kaeo and it always floods. I really don't know how the poor people that live there cope with it. Some have built their houses up on stilts now, but I think this would be impossible in the main street. Anyway, we couldn't actually get into Kaeo as the road was totally flooded. We just got to the outskirts.
I think the people in this photo must live in the house on the left - they appear to be completely flooded in. The only good thing is that the waters do subside very quickly, but sadly there's a lot more rain forecast.
This is normally a cow paddock
Kaeo - pretty much underwater , the far left of this picture - to the side of the 2 white buildings - is the main road into town. It curves round and behind. It's all water.
My chicks seem fine, mum is doing a good job of keeping them warm. There are 5 doing really well and one very tiny sickly one that I fear won't survive long. Time will tell.