Army steps in as severe storms cause chaos in New Zealand

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The largest city on New Zealand’s south island has declared a state of emergency amid a severe storm which has already seen hundreds of homes evacuated across the Pacific island nation, highways cut and soldiers called in to help provide emergency services.

The New Zealand Defence Force mobilised additional troops overnight on Friday, bringing its total deployment to at least a dozen trucks and 140 personnel to provide emergency services and help rescue those trapped by rising flood waters.

Christchurch declared a state of emergency after the...


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Army steps in as severe storms cause chaos in New Zealand


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