In New Zealand, ‘no sign of relief’ for ‘underwater’ Auckland

In New Zealand, ‘no sign of relief’ for ‘underwater’ Auckland

“nominate” On the front page of January 28th New Zealand HeraldAnd The stunning image of a landslide shows the extent of the flood damage that has affected the Auckland area since January 27th.

At least three people have died due to bad weather in New Zealand’s most populous city, where a state of emergency was declared on Saturday. Another person is missing. Between 5 and 9 pm (local time) on Friday, it fell “Three times more water than in the whole month of January”explains the newspaper, which is headquartered in Auckland. “The storm took the city in pincers”

Victims emergency fund

In the weekend edition, the title takes a look at the emergency measures put in place to deal with the disaster. The government has privately announced an emergency fund of at least NZ$100,000, or just under €60,000. Rescue centers were set up hastily. On the night from Friday to Saturday, Aucklanders made more than 2,200 calls to emergency response services.

Since then, the situation has stabilized somewhat, he notes New Zealand Herald. But experts interviewed by the newspaper think so “New driving rain should arrive during the day”. New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Chris Hepkins, also called on people to stay indoors, due to weather-related risks. International flights have been suspended. “No rest sign in sight of the underwater city.”daily regrets.

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