State of emergency declared in Auckland due to severe flooding

A general view of a flooded Victoria Street in Auckland, New Zealand, January 27, 2023. (Photo: CFP)

A state of emergency has been declared in Auckland over severe flooding on Friday, local media RNZ reported.

Auckland Airport has closed its international terminal check-in due to flooding inside the building, said the report. So far, one person has been reported killed by the floodwater.