See It: New Zealand’s Largest Airport Shut Down By Flooding

  • A state of emergency has been declared in New Zealand’s biggest city Auckland after torrential rain caused widespread flooding and brought chaos to the city.
  • Residents in the worst-affected areas have been asked to evacuate amid a deluge that has blocked motorways, flooded roads and neighborhoods, forced the closure of the city’s airport and a huge disruption to flights, and prompted organizers to cancel a scheduled concert by Elton John, leaving many concert-goers stranded.
  • There is no end in sight yet for the city of 1.5 million, with heavy rain forecast to continue overnight.
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