28 Jan 2016

Torrential rain causes flooding in Auckland

7:10 am on 28 January 2016

Torrential rain in Auckland kept the Fire Service busy attending to flooding on Wednesday evening.

Shift manager Megan Ruru says the service was been called out to up to 20 incidents of flooding around the suburbs of Papatoetoe and Otahuhu.

She says the majority were due to blocked drains, however a pump had to be called in to get water out of a garage.

MetService says around 45mm of rain fell in the city on Wednesday.