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Dozens Of Homes Flood In Auckland , North Island In For Downpours

Torrential rain and thunderstorms overnight in Auckland have seen fire crews called to 71 flooded or weather-damaged homes.

Up to 100mm of rain fell in places between 9pm and 11pm on Monday night, MetService said.

Homes were flooded in the east and south of Auckland, including water pouring through ceilings, Fire and Emergency said. It said it received calls mostly from Kohimarama and St Heliers.

It comes as a 'Tasman Sea Special' is on its way, bringing stormy weather to parts of the North Island.

RNZ is New Zealand's statutory civil defence lifeline radio broadcaster, providing vital information and updates as they come to hand.

Our frequencies are 1314 AM and 101.3 FM in Gisborne; and 630 AM and 101.5 FM in Napier.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) advises that in times of crisis or civil defence emergency a battery powered radio or a car radio remain essential lifelines if power is out and other forms of communication are unavailable.

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