NZ police assisting other agencies in response to Auckland flooding

Police are responding to a large number of weather-related incidents and significant flooding across Tāmaki Makaurau.

We are aware of a number of homes, infrastructure and roads which have all been affected by the relentless rain.

Emergency services have been overwhelmed with calls for services, please only call 111 if you are in a life-threatening emergency.

Police urge motorists in the area to avoid non-essential travel, however if you cannot delay travel, please take care when travelling through water-logged roads.

Police are working with Fire and Emergency New Zealand and other agencies in response to these incidents.

Police are advising residents that if they are safe, they should stay in place. There are significant road slips and water hazards across the wider Auckland area.

The heavy rain is expected to continue this evening.

Anyone who needs further information can contact Auckland Emergency Management on 0800 22 22 00.

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