New Zealand family barely escapes through Cyclone Gabrielle floodwaters | USA TODAY #Shorts

A mother-of-five filmed the tense moment her family was threatened by strong floodwaters while evacuating Cyclone Gabrielle in Omahu, New Zealand.

RELATED: New Zealand declares national emergency over Cyclone Gabrielle

The New Zealand government has declared a national state of emergency after Cyclone Gabrielle battered the country’s north in what officials described as the nation’s most severe weather event in years.

Authorities said a firefighter is missing and another has been rescued with critical injuries after they were caught in a landslide Monday night near the country’s largest city, Auckland.

Auckland was swamped two weeks ago by a record-breaking storm that killed four people. Weather conditions eased on Tuesday as the weather system tracked over the ocean southeast from New Zealand.

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  1. is this happening in outer of the city like village place right? not whole new zealand then why media making fuss? media exaggerated whole newzealand is suffering. i can’t believe it

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