New Zealand Braces for Cyclone Gabrielle: Thousands Left Without Power, Auckland Hunkers Down

Cyclone Gabrielle has caused widespread disruption in New Zealand, with thousands left without power and the country’s largest city, Auckland, bracing for strong winds and rain.

Air New Zealand flight NZ1 was forced to divert to Rarotonga as the cyclone approached, while Auckland Airport was closed as the storm neared.

The storm has already caused significant damage, with strong winds and heavy rain battering the country. In some areas, there have been reports of flooding and landslides.

The full extent of the damage is yet to be determined, but authorities are warning of potential power outages and road closures.

The New Zealand government has urged people to stay indoors and take all necessary precautions.

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