The public are also being allowed through to see the buildings in two of the outer sides after 2pm... Already Seen some pictures of where my partner has been delivering meals and that has been enough for now.
Tried to get to the supermarket twice yesterday to get food but gave up on the morning attempt because of crowds and queues ( claustrophobic, anxiety inducing buildings under heavy concrete don't appeal right now) and later on, gave up in the slow traffic... Did manage to find chickens and veggies at The Mad Butcher and cooked roast chicken. Was a nice change from eggs and baked beans and pasta..
It has been a cold wet and shaky night.... might just quote from the morning paper at this point and save a bit of typing!
HEAVY RAIN CAUSES LIGHT FLOODING
Police were closely monitoring several Christchurch suburbs in case of flooding.
Jumpy residents, frazzled by the death and destruction in their city and frequent aftershocks since February 22's 6.3 shake, suffered through seven more tremors in about three and a half hours from 7.34pm.
The quake at that time was 4.8, sharp enough and long enough to unsettle many people, and it was followed by shakes of 3.1, 3.8 and 2.9 at 8.59pm. After an hour and three quarters break, a 3.6 quake struck, followed by a 3.1 at 10.49pm and a 3.7 at 11pm.
Most were close to Lyttleton and at shallow and medium depths.
Heavy rain set in from the south overnight and about 10pm Christchurch's civil defence emergency management (CDEM) team warned the downpour could trigger slips or landslides on hillside areas.
CDEM told residents to be "vigilant".
Christchurch shared the nation's temperature high today at 26C but the temperature had plunged to 12C by 7pm as the cold southerly moved in to add to the misery of people coping with damaged or destroyed homes.
Today is our second day of being able to shower. Hot running water ! Low pressure, but hot!