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Auckland government issues a state of emergency as flooding continues in New Zealand

AUCKLAND – For multiple days, rain has poured down upon Auckland, the capital city of New Zealand forcing the government to issue a state-of-emergency.

“The rain is expected to cause dangerous river conditions and significant flooding which are likely to disrupt travel,” said Auckland Emergency Management Controller, Rachel Kelleher.

The flooding is wreaking havoc on homeowners and insurance claims have risen. The New Zealand Division of the Insurance Australia Group have received more than 5,000 claims so far.

The recovery may cause inflation on New Zealand’s economy as items such as: automobiles, household goods, and city infrastructure will need to be rebuilt and replaced.

Some content courtesy of ABC News Australia, CNN, and Google Images.

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