Wellington, New Zealand
The Sunday Review
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Around 58,000 households are without electricity New Zealand’s upper North Island on Monday as the approach of Cyclone Gabrielle brings strong winds, heavy rain and Massive waves to Auckland and Other nearby areas

Gabrielle passed the Australian Territory of Norfolk Island in Tasman Sea, Saturday night. However, it was its most destructive. winds You missed it.

It can be found just north New New Zealand weather forecasters are expecting rain and winds It will intensify when it nears land on Monday and Tuesday.

“The impact of Gabrielle is still in its early stages and further serious and severe weather is still expected for Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland), later today into Tuesday morning,” said Rachel Kelleher, Deputy Controller Auckland Emergency Management for Monday

“Now is not the time for complacency,” Elle added.

There are many schools and Local government services across the country Auckland and The upper North Island has been closed and It is being requested that people not travel, if at all possible. Indefinite state of emergency has been declared Auckland and At least 4 other areas.

Metservice meteorological agency stated that Whangarei is a northerly city. AucklandThe recipient had 100.5mm rain (4 inch) during the last 12 hours winds Off the coast, speeds of up to 159km/h (100 mi/h) were recorded Auckland.

Kieran McAnulty, Minister for Emergency Management stated that around 58,000 households were without power. and for It might take several days to restore power.

“There has been significant disruption to public transport with aircraft, ferries, buses and trains either suspended or operating on a reduced schedule,” McAnulty was also added.

Air New Zealand announced in a statement, that its flights will resume from Tuesday following the cancellation of 509 flights by airlines due to the cyclone. To aid in recovery efforts, it is adding 11 domestic flights to its flight schedule.

Northpower, responsible for the network in the northernmost regions, said around half of their network had been damaged, a level it hasn’t seen since a cyclone in 1988.

It New A total of 150 people have been identified by the New Zealand Defence Force. Auckland and Nearby regions and They are also bringing welfare supplies into civil defence centres and shelters.

A cyclone is second major weather phenomenon to strike. Auckland and The upper North Island is in just two weeks. The last month Auckland and The floods that followed were caused by heavy rainfalls in the surrounding area. and Identified four victims.

McAnulty stated that the large-scale events would have a significant impact on the state of emergency and System for recovery.

“A lot of people are feeling, I think, tired, stressed about what’s going on,” He said.