New Zealand braces for the 'worst storm in decades'

Thursday, 13 April 2017 - 15:06


Cyclone Cook is bearing down on New Zealand and is expected to make landfall on today evening, heading directly for the flood-stricken Bay of Plenty region devastated by last week’s Cyclone Debbie.

Two states of emergency have been declared in the North Island east coast districts of Bay of Plenty and Thames-Coromandel, with more districts expected to make that call mid-afternoon when the ferocity of the storm becomes clear.

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