Photos: Rain, flooding hampers cleanup after earthquake gallery video

A 20 metre high pine tree has fallen across Horokiwi Rd blocking the only access in and out for residents.
ELLA STEVENS

A 20 metre high pine tree has fallen across Horokiwi Rd blocking the only access in and out for residents.

 Torrential rain and flooding the day after a major earthquake, is hampering the cleanup and making travel in the Wellington region difficult.

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A building in Molesworth Street which was previously vacant has been damaged and is now "at risk of collapse".
MONIQUE FORD/FAIRFAX NZ

A building in Molesworth Street which was previously vacant has been damaged and is now "at risk of collapse".

Nigel Charman's house is above the slip on the corner of Durham Cres and Durham St, in Aro Valley.
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Nigel Charman's house is above the slip on the corner of Durham Cres and Durham St, in Aro Valley.

Devastating floods hit Uday St in Petone.
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Devastating floods hit Uday St in Petone.

Flooding in Uday St, Petone.
CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ

Flooding in Uday St, Petone.

Flooding blocks roads around the Pauatahanui inlet north of Wellington.
JACK SCOTT

Flooding blocks roads around the Pauatahanui inlet north of Wellington.

Katherine Mansfield House director Emma Anderson, said the wall dated back to the 1920s or 1930s and was assessed as an ...
MATT STEWART/FAIRFAX NZ

Katherine Mansfield House director Emma Anderson, said the wall dated back to the 1920s or 1930s and was assessed as an earthquake risk by engineers in late 2014.

Khandallah Summer pool flooded when a nearby stream overflowed during heavy rain.
Maarten Holl/FAIRFAX NZ

Khandallah Summer pool flooded when a nearby stream overflowed during heavy rain.

Katherine Mansfield House in Thorndon has been cordoned off after an old wall fell on to the historic house, buckling ...
MATT STEWART/FAIRFAX NZ

Katherine Mansfield House in Thorndon has been cordoned off after an old wall fell on to the historic house, buckling weatherboards and crushing trees and plants in the garden.

Katherine Mansfield House in the inner city Wellington suburb of Thorndon has been cordoned off after an old wall - ...
MATT STEWART/FAIRFAX NZ

Katherine Mansfield House in the inner city Wellington suburb of Thorndon has been cordoned off after an old wall - formerly a stables - fell on to the historic home of the renowned author.

Eastern Hutt Rd closed by a slip.
Cameron Burnell/FAIRFAX NZ

Eastern Hutt Rd closed by a slip.

A slip on SH58 opposite Paremata Kindergarten.
ANDRE VAN HALDEREN

A slip on SH58 opposite Paremata Kindergarten.

Paremata slips.
ANDRE VAN HALDEREN

Paremata slips.

Slips at Paremata, SH58.
ANDRE VAN HALDEREN

Slips at Paremata, SH58.

Slip outside St Francis de Sales, Island Bay.
MARK VANESSA

Slip outside St Francis de Sales, Island Bay.

Flooding in Porirua at Collins Ave on midday Tuesday.
BRUCE DARTNALL

Flooding in Porirua at Collins Ave on midday Tuesday.

The Hutt River swells with flood water after a bout of severe weather.
HAGEN HOPKINS/GETTY IMAGES

The Hutt River swells with flood water after a bout of severe weather.

A slip on Miromiro Road, Normandale.
GRACE GARDINER

A slip on Miromiro Road, Normandale.

Waiwhetu Stream swells with flood water after a bout of torrential rain and gale-force winds in the wake of the ...
HAGEN HOPKINS/GETTY IMAGES

Waiwhetu Stream swells with flood water after a bout of torrential rain and gale-force winds in the wake of the earthquakes, which killed two people.

The water is very close to the top of the stop bank on the Hutt River.
GRACE GARDINER

The water is very close to the top of the stop bank on the Hutt River.

A tree ripped out of the ground in Paekakariki, in the Kapiti Coast.
SIMON BRADWELL

A tree ripped out of the ground in Paekakariki, in the Kapiti Coast.

Durham St and Durham Cres, in Te Aro, Wellington, are inaccessible due to this huge slip.
MAARTEN HOLL/FAIRFAX NZ

Durham St and Durham Cres, in Te Aro, Wellington, are inaccessible due to this huge slip.

The footbridge over the Waikanae River, on the Kapiti Coast, looking towards the Otaihanga Domain, which has been closed ...
Neil Shipman

The footbridge over the Waikanae River, on the Kapiti Coast, looking towards the Otaihanga Domain, which has been closed by Kapiti Coast District Council.

Flooding in Udy St, Petone, which was also damaged by the 7.5 earthquake.
CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRAX NZ

Flooding in Udy St, Petone, which was also damaged by the 7.5 earthquake.

Dimock Street, Titahi Bay, is almost impassable.

Dimock Street, Titahi Bay, is almost impassable.

A house is teetering at the top of this large slip in Paramata, Wellington.
Petrina Gilligan

A house is teetering at the top of this large slip in Paramata, Wellington.

Swimming is off limits at Khandallah outdoor pool in Wellington. A nearby stream has flooded into it.
FAIRFAX NZ

Swimming is off limits at Khandallah outdoor pool in Wellington. A nearby stream has flooded into it.

It's a good day to be swan, but no so great if you're a homeowner.
CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ

It's a good day to be swan, but no so great if you're a homeowner.

scooter rider passes a slip on Bowen Street , Wellington, after a torrential rain and gale-forced winds hit the city in ...
HAGEN HOPKINS/GETTY IMAGES

scooter rider passes a slip on Bowen Street , Wellington, after a torrential rain and gale-forced winds hit the city in the wake of the earthquakes.

There's no getting through here. Flood water covers the road surface on Udy Street, Petone, Wellington.
HAGEN HOPKINS/GETTY IMAGES

There's no getting through here. Flood water covers the road surface on Udy Street, Petone, Wellington.

Cyde St is closed between Mersey St and Liffey St as contractors work on bank brought down by heavy rain at St Francis ...
MATT STEWART/FAIRFAX NZ

Cyde St is closed between Mersey St and Liffey St as contractors work on bank brought down by heavy rain at St Francis de Sales School in Island Bay, Wellington.

Fraser Park, Lower Hutt is completely under water.
FAIRFAX NZ

Fraser Park, Lower Hutt is completely under water.

The drive from Upper Hutt to Lower Hutt is treacherous. There is significant flooding on SH 2 and in the area around the ...
FAIRFAX NZ

The drive from Upper Hutt to Lower Hutt is treacherous. There is significant flooding on SH 2 and in the area around the Silvertream underpass.

Excessive rain has caused flooding 
behind Leonards self storage Hutt Road, Wellington.
MONIQUE FORD / Fairfax NZ

Excessive rain has caused flooding behind Leonards self storage Hutt Road, Wellington.

A Lower Hutt house is caught by flood waters after the Waiwhetu stream burst its banks.
CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ

A Lower Hutt house is caught by flood waters after the Waiwhetu stream burst its banks.

Surface flooding is slowing down traffic at the Basin Reserve, Wellington.
MATT STEWART/FAIRFAX NZ

Surface flooding is slowing down traffic at the Basin Reserve, Wellington.

Police clearing slip SH1 motorway south near Tawa, Wellington.
Kevin Stent/FAIRFAX NZ

Police clearing slip SH1 motorway south near Tawa, Wellington.

Roads in Naenae, Lower Hutt are under water.
CAMERON BURNELL/FAIRFAX NZ

Roads in Naenae, Lower Hutt are under water.

Flooding in Paremata, Porirua, Wellington. Drivers need to take care.
Gill Fowler

Flooding in Paremata, Porirua, Wellington. Drivers need to take care.

The centre of the Paramata roundabout pokes up above the floodwaters.
NZTA

The centre of the Paramata roundabout pokes up above the floodwaters.

Wellingtoinans are battling stormy weather and torrential rain, as well as the after effects of Monday's earthquake.
Kevin Stent/FAIRFAX NZ

Wellingtoinans are battling stormy weather and torrential rain, as well as the after effects of Monday's earthquake.

Wellingtonians are battling stormy weather and torrential rain, as well as the after effects of Monday's earthquake.
Kevin Stent/FAIRFAX NZ

Wellingtonians are battling stormy weather and torrential rain, as well as the after effects of Monday's earthquake.

Police help control traffic around bad surface flooding along Harcourt Werry Dr in Lower Hutt on the morning of November 15.
JARED NICOLL/FAIRFAX NZ

Police help control traffic around bad surface flooding along Harcourt Werry Dr in Lower Hutt on the morning of November 15.

Torrential rain combined with  areas of Wellington cbd being closed off after Monday's earthquakes is making the commute ...
Kevin Stent/FAIRFAX

Torrential rain combined with areas of Wellington cbd being closed off after Monday's earthquakes is making the commute into the city difficult.

Rossiter Ave, Lower Hutt, Wellington. Continual rain is causing flooding, hampering the cleanup after Monday's earthquake.
DENELLE JOYCE

Rossiter Ave, Lower Hutt, Wellington. Continual rain is causing flooding, hampering the cleanup after Monday's earthquake.

A large tree has come down on Sutherland Rd, Lyall Bay, Wellington.
Kevin Stent/FAIRFAX NZ

A large tree has come down on Sutherland Rd, Lyall Bay, Wellington.

Toroa Rd, Otaihanga, on the Kapiti Coast is closed after flooding on Tuesday.
Adam Poulopoulos/FAIRFAX NZ

Toroa Rd, Otaihanga, on the Kapiti Coast is closed after flooding on Tuesday.

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