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Floods, slips and thunderstorms hit NZ

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Whanganui and Rangitikei councils, in the central North Island, have declared local states of emergency on Tuesday evening as the remnants of deadly Cyclone Debbie hit New Zealand.
Dozens of people have had to leave their homes in due to widespread flooding. All schools in the Whanganui and Rangitikei Districts will be closed on Wednesday.
A cliff collapsed in Auckland, into an apartment building which prompted evacuations.
Severe thunderstorms are threatening the upper North Island, with the public warned to avoid sheltering under trees, avoid streams and more.
The rest of the North Island is facing heavy rain, slips and floods. Areas affected include Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Waitomo, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, the Whanganui District, the Tararua Ranges, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa.

37 Responses

  1. That’s so sad it would be worse if it hit Tauranga all my family live there including me

  2. It was very windy and heaps of rain here in Nelson, but I hope everyone else is warm and safe.

  3. That is crazy. The cyclone Debbie is going out of control. Luckily its not to bad in Palmy.

  4. hi, i am lily and i felt sorry because there is no school and road i just want this flood to stop.
    from Lily

  5. We had some lighting and thunder at our house. I am 10 and our garage got a little flooded. Super super scary, although my school did get flooded as well

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