Flash Flooding in Auckland Suburb After a Month's Worth of Rain Falls Within 1-2 Hours

StoryfulWeatherPublished: January 23, 2018
Published: January 23, 2018

A month’s worth of rain fell within an hour or two in Albany, a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, on the morning of Tuesday, January 23, according to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). At least two motorists were rescued from their vehicles, which were stuck in waist-high floodwaters, New Zealand Herald reported. NIWA tweeted that “an incredible” 62.4 mm of rain fell in Albany between 8 am and 9 am. “It was about a month’s worth of rain in 1 or 2 hours in this morning — the long-term January normal in Albany is 76.7 mm”, forecasters said These videos show the flooding in Albany. Credit: Facebook/Jeremy Lagatule via Storyful

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