Published on 5 Dec 2012 by geoffmackley
# Three people reported killed
# Damage reported across west Auckland and North Shore
# Tornado reported on Auckland motorway
# Severe surface flooding right across Auckland region
# Roads closed include SH 18, Wallingford Way and Greenhithe Rd in Hobsonville, Waimarie Rd in Whenuapai and Moselle Ave in Henderson.
# Military and Urban Search and Rescue called out to assist
# Public transport services affected
# Auckland Airport withdraw staff from tarmac
Three people have been killed after severe weather – including a series of tornadoes – hit Auckland this afternoon.
Police sources have confirmed that three have died in the west Auckland storm, which struck shortly after noon.
Fire services communications manager Peter Stevenson said two people had been killed when a slab of concrete fell onto a truck.
Andy Gummer of St John said at least seven people had been transported to Auckland and North Shore hospitals.
“There might be some critical,” he said. SHOT BY SAM JAMES text from NZ Herald