Police conducting welfare checks following storms

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Police conducting welfare checks following storms”

Police are assisting local Emergency Management by going door-to-door in the Auckland area, checking on the welfare of people in around 9000 properties still without power after this week’s storms.

Contractors are working on restoring power to those affected.

With the wet weather affecting the upper North Island, Police ask motorists to take extra care in the conditions.

If you do have to drive, please keep your speed down, and maintain a safe following distance.

Take note of any road closures and cordons, and avoid travelling through any flooded areas.

Sudden downpours can cause surface flooding in an instant – ensure you exercise caution and pay attention to your surroundings.

For further information, or assistance, go to the Auckland Emergency Management page on Facebook.

ENDS

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