Emergency services continue to respond to tidal flooding along the south coast of Wellington.
Reports of high swells began coming in about 9:50am, particularly in the Owhiro Bay and Island Bay areas.
Wellington Free Ambulance says one person had to be rescued after being swept out to sea and is now in a moderate condition in hospital.
There are some power outages in the area as a result of infrastructure being affected.
High tide has passed and forecasting suggests the water will recede.
The next high tide will be around 11:30pm.
A number of road blocks remain in place, and Police are working closely with partners to clean up the roads and assess damage.
Police continue to urge people to stay home and avoid the foreshore.