State of emergency in New Zealand due to Storm Gabriel.
According to the authorities, this is an unprecedented weather event.
The government of New Zealand declared a state of emergency in the territory of the entire archipelago because of the storm Gabriel, the world agencies reported. According to the authorities, this is an unprecedented weather event. It brought torrential rain and powerful wind gusts of 140 kilometers per hour to the country’s North Island.
In some places, the power supply was cut off, there were landslides, fallen trees and houses. Some residents found themselves completely cut off from the world by landslides or floods. According to New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins, it is still too early to say how many people have been affected by the disaster and the extent of the damage, but it is already being described as huge in the northern part of the country.