Cyclone Gabrielle Has Caused Devastation In New Zealand; Govt. Issued ‘State Of Emergency’

by Shreya Rathod
Cyclone Gabrielle Has Caused Devastation In New Zealand; Govt. Issued ‘State Of Emergency’

No one can predict natural calamities, especially something like a cyclone. New Zealand was hit by Cyclone Gabrielle which destroyed anything that stood in its way. It was then followed by heavy rains and strong winds ruining communication channels and power systems. According to the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Chris Hipkins, this was the most significant weather event of the century. Here is every detail of the country’s condition.

Devastation In The Country

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Cyclone Gabrielle was probably the most horrible thing that happened to the country. Though the condition wasn’t visible earlier, on Tuesday, you could see the horror state that New Zealand was left in. Homes collapsed and were buried in mud, roads were swept away by landslides, and other such infrastructural damages took place. Moreover, the streets were flooded with water and trees were smashed into the power lines.

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Also, the horrifying clash of wind and rain disturbed every communication system. People had to swim through the water in order to reach home, and many of them were displaced. Also, the road between Auckland and Wellington is closed. Flights were cancelled leaving around thirty-five hundred passengers stranded. However, the military is deployed to help with evacuations.

State Of Emergency In New Zealand

On Tuesday morning, New Zealand announced a ‘State Of Emergency’ after the devastation caused by Cyclone Gabrielle. This was the third time such a national emergency was declared by the Government of New Zealand. The Prime Minister addressed the state by saying that this unprecedented weather has caused major disruption around the North Island. In these conditions, their prime focus is to help the affected areas and set their priorities straight.

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The cyclone has left many people injured in the country. Moreover, they will take a lot of time to recover from the damages caused.

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