Saturday, March 11, 2017

Auckland is the northern region of the North Island.

New Zealand is east of Australia.

March 11, 2017

Hundreds of residents are without power and homes and streets are flooded as torrential rain continues to lash the north of the country this morning.
A person is trapped in a car filling with water on Alfriston Ardmore Rd. The flooding is currently up to the steering wheel and the fire service is on the way to rescue the occupant.
Fire crews in Northland, Auckland, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty were kept busy overnight, with the fire service receiving 153 weather-related calls between 6pm and 6am.
They've been dealing with flooded houses, basements and garages.
More than 100 of the pleas for help came from the Auckland region.

Problems first started cropping up in east Auckland, with flooding in Howick and Beachlands and then moving to Otara, Otahuhu, Manurewa and Papatoe....