New Zealand hit by more severe floods

New Zealand hit by more severe floods.
New Zealand hit by more severe floods. Photo by ChameleonsEye

Roads and homes are reported to be flooded in Auckland as rains causes havoc across parts of New Zealand 

More severe rain across parts of New Zealand has resulted in severe flooding in Auckland.

According to a report in Reuters on Tuesday, January 31, roads along with railway lines have been shut while houses in the capital have been flooded.

Authorites have said that four people have also died after Auckland was hit by landslides and flash floods last week.

The government had also announced a state of emergency in the capital and Northland, which is New Zealand northern most point.

Meanwhile, as per weather forecasters Metservice, more heavy rainfall is expected around the capital and its surrounding areas.

As per Ron Devlin, New Zealand´s Fire and Emergency regional manager, “Calls for help had increased on Wednesday morning but the rains had not been as heavy as feared” 

“We had a quietish night — very high winds,” he said, adding “The weather didn’t reach the point that was predicted, which is a great thing”, as cited in the report.  

The Met department has also issued rain warning for other regions in the country including Coromandel and Bay of Plenty, located southeast of the capital.

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