Auckland airport terminal under water as floods hit
State of emergency declared across New Zealand city
Floods have hit Auckland airport as a state of emergency was declared in New Zealand’s largest city.
Flights face delays and cancellations as torrential rain forced evacuations across the area.
Images obtained by ABC News show areas of a terminal at the airport under water.
Auckland airport flooded as torrential rain hits New Zealand’s largest city – ABC News https://t.co/n2VKLHv5mU
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A notice on the airport website said: “Auckland airport terminals and roading (sic) are currently impacted due to wide spread flooding.
“We are requesting people to not travel to the international terminal at this time.”
In a separate tweet, Auckland airport said operations had been reduced after a runway lighting was damaged by a landing aircraft.
Auckland Council warned of “severe flooding” across much of the city with people advised to delay non-essential travel.
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