Officials declares emergency in New Zealand due to heavy flood


Guwahati/ 22nd July’2017 (Prag News Desk): Officials declared emergency for heavy flood in several parts of the country of South Island in New Zealand on Saturday.

Emergency have been declared in Christchurch, Dunedin, Selwyn and Otago as these region received heavy rainfall at the measure of 200mm from last 24 hours.

It has been marked at the highest rainfall as mention by the Ministry of Civil Defence, source added.

The water level has increased day by day and officials alerted the people to take extra care of them.

Rescue teams have evacuated many residents from the alerted areas to the safety zone. Nearby hundred families were evacuated from Outram.

Officials stated that Avon and Heathcote rivers have over flowing of their banks which can create a serious cause of landslide.

People have been carried out from South Island to safer zone.

New Zealand Prime Minister Bill England instructed the people to follow the instruction of the authorities and they came out to show helping hands towards the people, source added.

The weather department stated that the temperature would reach below zero degree during the Saturday night on South Island which can be very danger during the emergency of flood.

The country’s weather service forecast said temperature would reach below zero degrees Celsius on Saturday night on South Island.

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