There has been controversy over the mayor’s response. To say the least, he is not on top of the game
A better video can be seen HERE
The whole question of whether this was geoengineered raises its head
I live in west Auckland and last Saturday a military plane flew very low over my area and probably others about 6 times and we could actually see some sort of spray being dispersed hmm. Also does anyone think the weather bomb we just experienced this weekend could be geoengineered ??? A good way to enforce the climate change agenda and to cause more hardship for people and a distraction from what they are doing
It turns out that we are just past the Perigee in which the Moon is at its closest to the earth for 1300 years. Ken Ring is a kind of opinionated Dutchsinse on weather.
Exceptional perigee rainfall
What started off as a cyclone missing the Queensland coast, and holding its water until it reached the North Island, and then dumping it all over us, was what we have just experienced. We warned of flooding for Auckland around the closest perigee of the year, 22 January, in the December 6 post on this website, but we were not prepared for 250 mil to drop in about an hour.
Although one could tell that there would be strong and dangerous rips and currents in almost all the beaches on account of the closest perigee of the year, in the absence of rain records, which is what my method relies on, because the last such closeness of perigee was 1337 years ago, nobody in Auckland was looking at a rain gauge then (certainly not NIWA who only started record-keeping in 1992).
So whilst I knew we would get devastating rain, it was about 4 days late. But I think we can safely say that the heaviest of falls are now over. Although the situation is that the low from the north is still sandwiched between two big high systems, called a cut-off low in Australia, until that blocking high to the east moves away, around Wednesday or Thursday of this week, it may still force the low to release the odd shower.
Of course, NIWA is getting excited that it will all repeat. Doubt it, boys. Once perigee is over, and the heavy rains have come, they generally die down. Bad perigee weather never comes back a few days later to wreak more damage with the same power. After the highest king tide on the 24th, the tide height too is diminishing, the rips are no longer such a problem, and therefore the winds are getting lighter.
Because we may never be around to witness a perigee as close again, this flooding event will probably never be repeated in our lifetimes, which means if your house made it through this time, you could be okay the next time there is a heavy downpour. The power of the moon is very evident, and when it gets close it can be devastating. Meanwhile, the drains of Auckland are proving yet again to be inadequate for the task of an expanding city. The sooner we win back district councils who can get out around the borough quickly and efficiently as they did before the supercity , the better off we’ll be.
The whole city needs an updated storm-water system which can handle a flooded street. As it is now, the drains are not cleaned properly, fill up with leaves, and are too narrow. Something needs to be done and urgently, but in a city council that, famously, never agree on anything, the brain-blockage at human level needs to be tackled first.
This is a city that took 50 years to get around to building a short harbour bridge, which was obsolete by the time it was completed, and had to employ “nippons” with a costly daily outdated manually moving barrier system. Until at least two more bridges become operational, and some forward-thinking visionaries get elected, we will have penny-pinching bureaucrats in charge, who watch, argue and wait until it is over.
I lived in Titirangi for many years, with Tim Shadbolt as active mayor who towed his concrete mixer behind the mayoral Daimler. It was commonsense, as with Bob Harvey, who did a good job in keeping the drains up-to-date, paid for by our rates. Flash floods still happened, but were better budgeted fo