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West Auckland Floods w/ Rachel Kelleher & Ben Noll

West Auckland Floods w/ Rachel Kelleher & Ben Noll

West Auckland Floods w/ Rachel Kelleher & Ben Noll West Auckland Floods w/ Rachel Kelleher & Ben Noll, 12.3 MB
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Earlier in the week West Tamaki experienced floods that caused road closures, extensive damage to many properties, and forced some residents to evacuate their homes. NIWA recorded the second wettest day on record for the area with rainfall of 201mm in just 14 hours and a staggering 149 percent of August’s normal monthly rainfall in just one day. On the Wire this Wednesday Frances Wright spoke briefly with Rachel Kelleher, Deputy Controller for Auckland Emergency Management about what the response has been like so far and what it will look like going forward and also to meteorologist Ben Noll from NIWA about the science behind the floods.