To New Zealand hit a powerful cyclone Wilma. Heavy rains in the northern part of the country have caused flooding.
From danger areas evacuated hundreds of people flooded dozens of homes. In some areas, roads washed out, interrupted by road. Strong wind damaged power lines — without light were dozens of settlements, TV channel "Russia-24".
Most recently raged in the neighboring elements of the New Zealand Australia. There, floods killed 35 people. Damage estimated at more than $ 10 billion.
Tropical Cyclone 'Wilma' hit today on the New Zealand North Island. Assigned to the second category of the cyclone hazard.
Brunt of the disaster came in the areas of Auckland, Waikato, Coromandel, Rotorua and Gisborne. Gust speed exceeds the mark of 150 km / h
According to the National Weather Service chief analyst Philip Duncan, "Wilma" is the most powerful cyclone in the past 14 years. There were reports of destruction. For help with the emergency services turned over 300 people. Local residents encouraged to stay home if possible and avoid unplanned trips.
Source: Voice of Russia