They are a fierce ally of the USA and Australia. They are a resilient people with sturdy infrastructure and stare down danger when these enormous storms envelope their country.
May 11, 2017
Bay of Plenty Civil Defence (click here) and Tairawhiti Civil Defence have issued heavy rain warnings for the region as the remnants of Cyclone Donna bring torrential rain to much of the North Island.
The ex-cyclone is expected to bring more than a month's worth of rain in two days for some areas.
Rainfall will be heaviest in the Bay of Plenty and Gisborne, with falls of up to 250mm in the ranges and 100-140mm elsewhere in the region.
The rain is expected to fall between 9pm tonight and 6am Friday.
A MetService heavy rain warning is also in place for Waitomo and Taupo across to Whanganui, as well as the Coromandel Peninsula. Those areas can expect another 70-90mm of rain overnight, with peak rainfall to reach 25-35mm in an hour.
I would expect the USA government to be keeping a close watch on New Zealand to see what needs are not being met and to offer help in whatever way New Zealand needs it, WITHOUT black mail or coercion.
May 8, 2017
By Doyle Rice
Tropical Cyclone Donna, (click here) packing 120-mph winds, is bearing down on the French territory of New Caledonia in the south Pacific.
On Sunday, as its winds soared to 130 mph, Donna became the most powerful tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere in the month of May, according to Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach.
As of midday Monday U.S. time, the storm was the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale and was moving to the southeast at 9 mph. Tropical cyclones are the same types of storms as hurricanes or typhoons....
President Trump has NO RIGHT to use his board room tactics against any country, especially allies!