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Floods in New Zealand's Auckland leave 3 dead

Emergency services in New Zealand's city of Auckland began clearing the ground on Saturday following torrential rains that have caused flash floods and shut airports for a day.

"Auckland was clobbered on Friday - Auckland’s wettest day on record - and today we start the clean-up. We won't start to get a good idea of numbers affected until later today and, even then, this will take time, with information still coming in and many assessments to complete," Emergency Management duty controller Andrew Clark said.

Another period of rainfall is possible tomorrow, per the New Zealand weather forecaster. Three people died in the flooding, the police said, while one more was still reported missing.

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