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Gita strikes New Zealand

February 21, 2018

Thousands have been left without power and states of emergency remain in place after former tropical Cyclone Gita whipped through the country.

Six provinces still under a state of emergency are Christchurch, Grey District, Selwyn, Westland, Tasman and Taranaki. Buller District was also under a state of emergency but that has now been lifted.

Fire and Emergency have said almost 500 people made emergency calls yesterday and through the night.

At least 5000 people in Golden Bay and Collingwood are cut off after heavy rain brought down slips, closing the road in three places on Takaka Hill and State Highway 1 into Kaikōura has been closed by slips.

Also in the South Island, about 200 tourists are still trapped after in south Westland after spending the night in their buses or in welfare centres after State Highway 6 was closed.

MetService said the very worst of the weather was likely over, and conditions were expected to ease as Gita moves away today.

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1

This will be quite annoying and upsetting for the people who have just revived after the storm 2-3 weeks ago 😮😢

2

Heavy wind happened today...

3

I love rain

4

That is so saddddddd

5

Big storm

7

why is it called Gita?

9

wow that is secry

10

Terrible news. Feel quite bad about all the people cast from their homes.

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Talented and Interested

I can't believe that they just called it Gita it should've been Ex Cyclone Gita or Tropical Storm Gita.

12

I am really happy
about doing kiwi kids news

13

It was not much rainy in the north island

14

all we've got is a bit of rain and a bit of wind

15

All we’ve got is rain😀

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UNKNOWN BUT AMAZINGS SIDEKICK

So super dooper sad

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UNKNOWN BUT AMAZING

THIS IS SUPER SAD AND SCARY I THINK THE PEOPLE WHO DIDNT GET AFECTED BY THIS WERE EXTREMLY LUCKY

18

This is so sad. Especially for South Islanders

19

there are places under heavy rain warning such as my home town timaru

20

Very sad though

21

Thats really sad. I dont like the cold wind

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extreme weather

23

I just got back from Golden Bay three weeks ago :O