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Auckland Flooding: people stranded, homes underwater.

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Auckland is under a state of emergency after record breaking torrential rain has caused widespread flooding.

The Metservice confirm that Auckland received just over 230 millimeters of rainfall on Friday.

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins said that 1000 people are stranded at Auckland Airport, and no domestic or international flights will be arriving or departing on Saturday before 12pm.

Across the region the heavy rain caused road closures and surface flooding. The Police has warned that conditions are dangerous, and people should avoid unnecessary travel.

State Highway 1 in Auckland was forced to close at many points between Warkworth and Waitematā.

Every fire truck in the city was our responding to the weather event, with more than 1000 calls for help by 11pm on Friday night.

Here are some photos and videos of what some are calling the worst flooding to ever affect the city.

@foodiestablenz Auckland summer at it’s best #auckland #aucklandflood #aucklandflooding #aucklandfloods ♬ Flowers – Miley Cyrus

@cadier0se #auckland ♬ Under the water – Mamsdou

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 28: A digger is submerged in a flooded construction site in the Wynyard Quarter the morning after record heavy rain on January 28, 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Lynn Grieveson/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 28 : Rain continues to fall on flooded Victoria Park in central Auckland the morning after record heavy rain on January 28, 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Lynn Grieveson/Getty Images)
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 27: A general view of a flooded Victoria Street on January 27, 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand. Heavy rainfall, the most rain ever recorded in one day according to New Zealand’s MetService has caused flash flooding and evacuations across the Auckland region. (Photo by Lynn Grieveson/Getty Images)
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