On the 21st of July it started raining heavily. Because of it it caused floods in Otago and Canterbury meaning people who lived there had to leave. My dad had to stay home and not go to work because the flooding was very bad. When he was at home he showed me a video about a river current going higher than it was before the flooding started. It was raining a lot which meant the river would rise higher that it was previously. Because of that, roads had to be closed. The river had to be closed so no accidents could happen to people and their cars. It is the first flood I ever have experienced in my life.