Heavy storms hit New Zealand's North Island on Wednesday, June 5, producing heavy rains, strong winds, and several tornados. Officials warned of delays or interruptions to ferry services and some road closures were reported, along with temporary delays at Auckland Airport (AKL). Several tornados hit the Northland region and caused some damage, though no casualties were reported as of 14:00 (local time). Wind damage, localized flooding, and associated damage and disruptions are likely in the coming hours.
Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor local weather reports, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, never drive through flooded roads, confirm their flight status, and anticipate transportation and power disruptions.
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