Lucky escape for Auckland family after large tree crashes through roof of house during wild storm

A family has had a lucky escape after a tree crashed through the back of their house during strong winds and heavy rain in Auckland overnight.

Helen Porter said she "noticed some real gusts" but "never noticed the tree falling falling on top" of her neighbour's Whangaparoa home in Arkles Bay.

"[It was] only when I was out saying goodbye to someone did I see it and I was shocked," she said.

The pine tree was "all looked at" and deemed to be safe before the incident.

Ms Porter said no one was injured and her neighbour's "took it all in stride".

They will be staying with family while the home is repaired.

A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesperson told 1 NEWS they have been called out to several locations in regards to flooding and trees down on Auckland's North Shore.

The wild weather is moving south with flooding causing road closures in the Coromandel.

If you have footage or pictures of flooding it can be emailed to or sent to us via our Facebook page.

A neighbour said the family was home at the time but no one was injured. Source: 1 NEWS

Pictures: Flooding from deluge of heavy rain cuts off Coromandel

Heavy rain has flooded roads in the Coromandel, effectively cutting it off and leaving travellers stranded.

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Police say they are urging motorists in the Coromandel to delay non-essential travel as heavy rain causes flooding in the area.

A number of roads, including State Highway 25, are affected.

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The flooding is expected to worsen this evening due to the high tide at 9pm.

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Police are advising people to delay their travel until tomorrow morning if possible, or drive with extreme caution and follow the direction of roading contractors and emergency services.

It comes as a heavy rain band moves over the country today and is currently sitting over Auckland and the Coromandel regions.

Furey's Creek at low tide. Source: Debbie Harvey

Metservice say the Coromandel Ranges have had persistent rain of 107.5mm recorded since 7pm last night.

Downed trees have also been reported with high wind gusts.

The NZ Transport Agency is asking motorists to stay up to date with road conditions between Opotiki and Gisborne (SH2).

If you have footage or pictures of flooding it can be emailed to or sent to us via our Facebook page.



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