Maitai River Bursts Banks and Floods Nelson

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A state of emergency was declared after the Maitai River burst its banks and flooded the town of Nelson, New Zealand, on August 17.

Nelson Tasman Civil Defence reported that 233 homes have been evacuated and personnel from the New Zealand Defence Force will patrol the area.

Twitter user @hardsell recorded footage of the river overflowing and partially submerging several park benches. Credit: @hardsell via Storyful