It's been great to see some public comments on councils' Facebook pages expressing appreciation of the work by council staff to clean up after the recent wild weather events.
However, it was also disturbing to see a comment on another Council page saying 'heads should roll' regarding the Piako River flooding ... I really hope NZ communities don't seek to blame council staff as climate change impacts intensify around the country.
A really positive way that the public can contribute to building our collective knowledge of the extent of flooding around New Zealand is to contribute photos of flood events to this NZFloodPics database.
These are the posts I have shared on social media, all in one place for easy access.