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Floods, slips and thunderstorms hit NZ

April 5, 2017

Whanganui and Rangitikei councils, in the central North Island, have declared local states of emergency on Tuesday evening as the remnants of deadly Cyclone Debbie hit New Zealand.

Dozens of people have had to leave their homes in due to widespread flooding. All schools in the Whanganui and Rangitikei Districts will be closed on Wednesday.

A cliff collapsed in Auckland, into an apartment building which prompted evacuations.

Severe thunderstorms are threatening the upper North Island, with the public warned to avoid sheltering under trees, avoid streams and more.

The rest of the North Island is facing heavy rain, slips and floods. Areas affected include Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Waitomo, Coromandel Peninsula, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, the Whanganui District, the Tararua Ranges, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa.

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1

That is the biggest storm I ever heard.

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oh no

3

I schould cry. WAAAAAAAHHH

4

that was crazy!!! >:(

5

its scary but cool at the same time

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this is the biggest flood we had

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i have read about it on stuff

8

Really scary it was really loud it was banging on my house really creepy

9

We had some lighting and thunder at our house. I am 10 and our garage got a little flooded. Super super scary, although my school did get flooded as well

10

Oh no so bad storms:(

11

This Is a Disaster!!!

12

This is the most sadest.. thing that i ever seen i hope the flood stops!

13

Now it is going towards the south island

14

it was so windy last night

15

hi, i am lily and i felt sorry because there is no school and road i just want this flood to stop.
from Lily

16

awwwwwww thats where i live 🙁

17

My Nana lives in Wanganui, I hope she is ok.

18

That is crazy. The cyclone Debbie is going out of control. Luckily its not to bad in Palmy.

19

Noooo i live in nz

20

this is outragous

21

wow good luck

22

This is amazing like wow 😨😱👌🏻

23

It was very windy and heaps of rain here in Nelson, but I hope everyone else is warm and safe.

24

I super scared😨

25

thats sad

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Oh No! It is so flooded because i live near there!

27

That's so sad it would be worse if it hit Tauranga all my family live there including me

28

I am lucky i am in cristchurch good luck to north island

29

Soo sad for those people that have to leave their home... : (

30

This is the biggest storm I have heard too

31

this is horrbile news i feel so bad for the kids and playground

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boo to the people who said great and good news #sadman

33

i live in nz and it happnd where i live and i was suprised with all the floding

34

My beach house is in the coromandel Peninsula and I live in Auckland

35

That`s sad

36

This is awful hope it doesn't get to serious.

37

sad