Hipkins stated that rain The had reached the city fast. “Aucklanders need to brace for the fact there could be more rain,” He said.
In the past, many people had been left stranded. Auckland Airport closed overnight, after all flights were cancelled and some parts of the terminal were damaged.
Friday was the wettest ever recorded. AucklandAccording to meteor agencies, as It is estimated that approximately rain This would usually fall in one day, over the whole summer. Thursday evening saw more than 15 cm (6 in) of rainfall rain In some cases, it took only three hours to fall.
According to police, they discovered the bodies of one man and another in a flood culvert on Friday night. They were also able to find the body of another man in a carpark.
According to police, a third person was reported as missing by the floodwaters. A fourth individual remains unaccounted after a devastating landslide destroyed a home in the suburban of Remuera.
A video posted online shows some spots with deep water.
Ricardo Menendez, a lawmaker posted this video showing water rushing into homes. “We’ve just had to evacuate our home as the water was already rising rapidly and coming in aggressively,” He tweeted.
We’ve just had to evacuate our home as The water was rising quickly and was coming in fast. We found ou… https://t.co/rYqqF24uRj
— Ricardo Menéndez (@RMarchNZ) 1674805865000
Fire and Emergency New Zealand claimed that more than 700 emergency situations were responded to by crews in the region, and more than 22,000 calls had been made.
“We had every available career and volunteer crew on the road responding to the most serious events,” Brad Mosby, district manager
Mosby stated that crews have rescued 126 victims trapped in cars or houses, and were also involved in car crashes.
Air New Zealand has announced it will resume domestic flights into and out of Auckland On Saturday afternoon international flights resumed, although it wasn’t known when.
“The flooding has had a huge impact our Auckland operations,” David Morgan is the chief operating integrity and safety officer at the airline. “We’re working on getting customers to their final destinations and getting our crew and aircraft back in the right place. It might take a few days to get everything back on track.”
A series of Twitter updates will be made. Auckland After hundreds of people spent the night at the terminal, Airport stated that they were now able to allow passengers to depart the airport on Saturday morning for home or their accommodation.
“It’s been a long and challenging night at Auckland Airport, we thank everyone for ongoing patience,” It was written by the airport.
“Unfortunately, due to earlier flooding in the baggage hall, we are currently unable to return checked luggage to you,” It was written by the airport. “Your airline will make arrangements for its return at a later time.”
It’s been a long and challenging night at Auckland Airport, thank you for your continued patience. https://t.co/coYg0h2rKh
— Auckland Airport (@AKL_Airport). 1674854119000
After an aircraft arrived and damaged the runway lighting, the airport announced Friday that it would reduce its runway operations.
Another result of the storm was an Elton John concert It was cancelled just minutes before the concert started on Friday night. John’s second scheduled concert at the stadium Saturday night was also cancelled.
Each concert was expected to attract around 40,000 attendees at Mt Smart Stadium. Many people were there Friday night, when organizers cancelled John’s concert at 7:30 pm.
Concert was announced as John will be leaving on a farewell tour. Frontier Touring was one of the promoters. They tweeted that the concert was cancelled due to unfavorable weather conditions.
Concertgoers braved extreme conditions to see the show, but were disappointed that the decision wasn’t made earlier.
MetService, the weather agency warned about flash flooding and dangerous driving conditions. Transport authorities shut down parts of State Highway 1 on Friday night. This is the main highway which runs through this area. Auckland.
Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown Radio New Zealand, “We need the rain to stop. That’s the main issue.”