PM Expresses Sorrow Over Tornado Deaths
Rt Hon John Key
6 December 2012 Media Statement
PM Expresses Sorrow Over Tornado
Prime Minister John Key has extended
his condolences to the friends and families of the people
who died when a tornado struck West Auckland earlier
“A thunderstorm and tornado struck West
Auckland around 1pm today, tearing down trees, and ripping
roofs from houses,” Mr Key says.
“This must have
been an extremely frightening situation for many people in
the local community.
“I’d like to thank the
emergency services staff, who are responding to the
situation. It’s critical they are able to focus on the
“This extreme weather event occurred in
the heart of my electorate as well as Paula Bennett’s
electorate. I have been kept informed of the situation
throughout the afternoon and am continuing to receive
updates,” Mr Key says.
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