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Flooding in New Zealand causing evacuations and road closures

This weekend the metservice put out a Red Warning (definition below). A state of emergency was declared.

Red Warning – When an event is expected to be among the worst that we get – it will have significant impact and it is possible that a lot of people will be affected.During a Red Warning, Act now!  Immediate action is required to protect property, people and animals from the impact of the weather. People should also be prepared to follow the advice of official authorities and emergency services. 

https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/300320443/canterbury-floods-more-stress-for-communities-already-hit-by-fires-quakes

https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/300321551/the-big-wet-receding-waters-untold-damage-and-rescuing-swimming-piglets

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