Auckland airport terminal under water as floods hit

Floods have hit Auckland airport as a state of emergency was declared in New Zealand’s largest city.

Flights face delays and cancellations as torrential rain forced evacuations across the area.

The airport released a statement to say no flights would operate until noon on Saturday at the earliest.

Images obtained by ABC News show areas of a terminal at the airport under water.

A notice on the airport website said: “Auckland airport terminals and roading (sic) are currently impacted due to wide spread flooding. 

“We are requesting people to not travel to the international terminal at this time.”

In a separate tweet, Auckland airport said operations had been reduced after a runway lighting was damaged by a landing aircraft.

Auckland Council warned of “severe flooding” across much of the city with people advised to delay non-essential travel.

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