Stormy weather batters Franklin

Franklin was in for another battering last week as the storms were there to wash away the heat of the summer sun.

Once again, the Awhitu Peninsula took the brunt of an easterly storm, coupled with the super moon and king tides. On Thursday night, high tide was around 4.4 metres at Hudson’s Beach.

Now, what was left of the sea wall at Hudson’s Beach is almost gone, with locals hoping that Council will be quick to deal with the damage this time around. They say little was done following the storm on 5 January.

Around the corner at Orua Bay, Brian Hamilton snapped some images of the result of the king tide. “The West Coast bore the brunt of this system. The tide size and wind here was similar to last month’s storm,” he said.

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