The full damage to Hawkes Bay home revealed
You will never, ever get coverage like this from mainstream media.
One comment that caught my attention was that if anyone had been at home no one would have survived.
That means, surely, that there will be others in the same valley who didn’t.
FRIEND OF LOCAL DARTMOOR RESIDENT WALKS US THROUGH THE WRECKAGE
Judi and her friend (owner) chose to open their home to us, so as to share the reality of the devastation that was caused by Cyclone Gabrielle over three weeks ago.
Walking through hearing Judi’s take, it’s still incomprehensible the sheer force and volume of water and silt that has hit this area.
When we arrived, Judi was painstakingly washing some of the items that were recovered from the silt so that they could be packed and put into storage.They still have no power or water so buckets it was.
Judi and her friend were very appreciative of the help of the clean up crew of around 20 who came in and worked tirelessly to get the job done.