State Of Emergency Due To Floods In Auckland


January 27, 2023


A state of emergency has been declared in New Zealand’s biggest city Auckland as torrential rains caused widespread flooding and evacuations as well as closing the city’s airports. The Auckland Emergency Management said in a post on Twitter that northern, northwestern and western parts of the city were affected by significant flooding, with conditions expected to worsen. The agency advised residents in flood-prone areas to prepare to evacuate and opened an evacuation Centre in west Auckland. Auckland Airport said it had reduced its runway operations after an arriving aircraft damaged runway lighting.