New Zealand’s death toll from heavy rain rose to four on Sunday as flash Floods and landslides The north island was the next. for You can find more information at third day.
Since Friday, Auckland New Zealand’s largest city, remained under a state of emergency. The nation’s weather forecaster, MetService, warned of more severe weather on Sunday and Monday for The northern island. Surface and could be damaged by intense rainfall. flash It said flooding.
“We know that there is potential for more adverse weather tonight,” Rachel Kelleher, Auckland Emergency Management Controller, told reporters.
This emergency affects large areas of northern island. Waitomo District, located about 220 km (140 mi) from Auckland declares a state-of-emergency late Saturday.
According to police, the death of a man found dead in Onewhero (a village 70 km (30 miles) from Auckland), on Friday after he was taken away by the waves, has been confirmed.
“The most horrific part of it is that we’ve lost lives,” Carmel Sepuloni, the Deputy Prime Minister, stated in Auckland (a city with 1.6 million inhabitants).
Climate change causes heavy rains to be more frequent and intense. New ZealandEven though their impact is different, by region. On Saturday, James Shaw, Climate Change Minister, noted that climate change is linked to the region. He tweeted his support. for All those who are affected by flooding.
On Sunday, police stated that they assisted with traffic management in Waitomo District following heavy rains. “caused numerous slips, flooding and damage to roads.”
Nearby Bay of Plenty was home to another sandbar. “widespread flooding,” Police said that the incident also involved a landslide which had destroyed a house and threatened neighboring homes.
According to authorities, thousands of properties were left without power and many others without water.
Still, Air New Zealand According to a spokesperson, international flights into and out of Auckland would be resumed at noon on Sunday (23300 GMT on Saturday).
Prime Minister Chris Hipkins, less than a week in office, flew by On Saturday, he flew in a helicopter to Auckland and visited flood-stricken houses. He described the flood effects in Auckland as “unprecedented” Recent memory
More than 2000 calls were made by people for assistance and 70 evacuations around Auckland – the nation’s largest city – due to the inundation, the New Zealand The Herald reports Saturday.