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Historical emergencies

This section lists emergencies where there has been a Civil Defence response. Note: not all emergencies have had a state of emergency declared.

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Floods – Otago

Tuapeka County flooding

Start

14 Oct 1978

Finish

15 Oct 1978

Declaration included Roxburgh, Lawrence and Tapanui. All 17 homes at Kelso evacuated

Severe weather – Waikato

Thames storm and flooding

Start

19 Jul 1978

Finish

21 Jul 1978

Thames storm and flooding

Severe weather – Waikato

Te Aroha and Piako County Storm

Start

19 Jul 1978

Finish

20 Jul 1978

Winds up to 140 knots at Mt Te Aroha; train derailed on Piako River bridge; more than 100 homes damaged

Floods – West Coast

Haast flooding

Start

27 Mar 1978

Finish

27 Mar 1978

Haast flooding

Floods – Canterbury

Wairewa flooding

Start

04 Jul 1977

Finish

04 Jul 1977

Declaration made for Little River

Floods – Gisborne

Gisborne City flooding

Start

21 Jun 1977

Finish

22 Jun 1977

Gisborne City flooding

Floods – West Coast

Greymouth flooding

Start

19 Jan 1977

03:30 AM

Finish

19 Jan 1977

Declared at 0330. 40 people evacuated

Floods – Wellington

Upper Hutt flooding

Start

22 Dec 1976

04:30 PM

Finish

23 Dec 1976

12:00 PM

Second declaration for Pinehaven early at 1630 on 22nd, lifted at 1200 on 23rd. 22 families evacuated

Floods – Wellington

Lower Hutt flooding

Start

20 Dec 1976

03:00 PM

Finish

21 Dec 1976

03:00 PM

Declared at 1500 on 20th, lifted 1500 on 21st. 43 families evacuated. Insurance claims totalled $40.92m (1991). Damage estimated at "close to" $85m (1991)

Floods – Wellington

Upper Hutt flooding

Start

20 Dec 1976

11:25 AM

Finish

21 Dec 1976

12:00 PM

Declared at 1125 on 20th, terminated 1200 on 21st.

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