Drone Footage Captures Heavy Flooding on New Zealand's South Island

Residents across the Marlborough District on New Zealand’s South Island were evacuated on July 17 as heavy rain brought severe flooding.

This drone footage by Keelan Walker in Blenheim shows floodwaters rushing down the overwhelmed Wairau River and adjacent fields inundated.

With access to much of the region still limited, pockets of residents remained isolated, authorities said on Sunday, including “around 20 farming families” who were cut-off after a bridge was washed out. Credit: Keelan Walker via Storyful