New Zealand on High Alert as Cyclone Gabrielle Brings Record Floods and Canceled Flights

New Zealand is bracing for severe weather as Cyclone Gabrielle approaches its largest city, Auckland. Schools and flights have been canceled and a state of emergency has been declared in Northland, NZ.

Prime Minister Chris Hipkins visited Auckland on 12 February to survey the situation and provide updates.

The cyclone has caused power outages, record floods, and is throwing doubts over travel plans for the upcoming ANBL playoffs. The New Zealand Breakers and Tasmania JackJumpers have had to make changes to their travel plans due to the storm.

The New Zealand government is asking citizens to take necessary precautions and remain indoors as much as possible.

This is a developing story and updates will be provided as they become available.