Cyclone Cook is expected to take a direct hit on New Zealand by Thursday evening. The Bay of Plenty area in Auckland is already experiencing heavy flooded due to Cyclone Debbie that impacted the area last week. Two state of emergency’s have been declared for the Bay of Plenty and Thames-Coromandel districts, however, other areas are delaying a state of emergency declaration until they better know the severity of the storm. This is said to be the worst storm New Zealand has seen in decades and there are concerns that the people are not taking this threat as serious as needed. Power outages, storm surge, and extensive flooding are expected with winds up to 150 kph. Evacuations are already in place in low-lying areas on the East Coast of New Zealand.