The water may have washed away at the Byrnes' place, but the memories of this week's flood haven't.
Jo Byrnes and her family have been staying with their in-laws as their home is still drenched from the storm earlier in the week.
On Wednesday, reporter Anna Burns-Francis met Jo in waterlogged Carrick Street.
It was the 13th time the street had flooded and the fourth time the family had evacuated since the February 2011 quake when the land here sunk 50 centimetres, sending it into flood every time it rains.
Jo and her neighbours last year set up a residents group to try and get some answers into what they can do. They met with EQC, CERA, insurance companies and the council. But there are no answers.
Two days on, Jo's packing up for good and plans to never come back.
"I cannot put my kids through this anymore, they're a complete mess."
This morning, before Labour leader David Cunliffe turned up to Jo's house, friends and even strangers turned up to help her move out.
One volunteer, Annette - who Jo has never met before - was more than happy to help the family.
"People needed help so I just climbed in the car and here I came."
Jo isn't alone, with between 50 and 100 surrounding homeowners facing a similarly uncertain future until authorities decide what will ultimately happen to their TC3 land.