Mayor urges Aucklanders to stay safe
Mayor urges Aucklanders to stay
The Mayor urges Aucklanders to stay safe in
the heavy weather that has hit Auckland, after a tornado in
Hobsonville and heavy rain and surface flooding in West
Auckland Civil Defence is working with emergency
services, and closely monitoring the situation in West
Auckland where there are reports of fatalities and roof
damage following a tornado around lunchtime.
set up an operational base at Whenuapai near where the worst
of the damage is reported.
Metservice warns there is the
likelihood of more tornados may be experienced in the next
The Mayor says people should stay inside if
possible, or if driving, take great
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