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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 – West Coast

Buller District floods

Start

27 Oct 1998

04:30 PM

Finish

28 Oct 1998

01:55 PM

Declared at 1630, lifted 1355 next day. A replay of the previous week, 220 evacuated, 20 houses flooded through (12 at Seddonville, 1 at Mohikinui, 4 at Karamea and 3 at Waimare.

Floods – Wellington

Kapiti Coast District flooding

Start

21 Oct 1998

01:05 AM

Finish

22 Oct 1998

01:00 PM

Declared at 0105, lifted 1300 next day; 13 houses evacuated in Otaihanga area of Waikanae.

Floods – West Coast

Buller District flooding

Start

19 Oct 1998

10:30 PM

Finish

20 Oct 1998

01:40 PM

Declared at 2230, lifted 1340 next day. Karamea: 7 houses inundated; 66 people evacuated. Seddonville: 6 homes & hotel evacuated. Waimare: 3 baches evacuated.

Severe weather – Waikato

Cyclone Fergus

Start

30 Dec 1997

05:11 PM

Finish

31 Dec 1997

03:00 PM

Declared at 1711 for Thames - Coromandel District, Waihi and Paeroa Ward of Hauraki and Te Aroha Ward of Matamata-Piako. Terminated at 0915 for the outer wards and at 1500 for T-C. Cyclone Fergus. About 2000 displaced holiday-makers. About 350 in temporary accommodation. 1 death

Severe weather – Hawke's Bay

Wairoa District Storm

Start

02 Jun 1997

07:00 PM

Finish

03 Jun 1997

09:00 PM

Declared at 1900, terminated at 2100 next day. About 166 people evacuated at Nuhaka after flooding and power failure associated with storm. DRC appointed for 14 days

Other – Canterbury

Oupha Dam failure

Start

06 Feb 1997

02:05 AM

Finish

08:20 AM

Declared at 0205, terminated at 0820. About 200 residents evacuated from Stratheona and Butlers Crossing when 40 metre Opuha Dam overfilled and failed releasing 13 x 106m3 of water. Normal flow of the Opuha 30-40 cumecs, peaked at 1500 cumecs.

Severe weather – Waikato

Cyclone Drena

Start

11 Jan 1997

09:40 AM

Finish

12 Jan 1997

05:00 PM

Declared at 0940, terminated at 1700 next day. Cyclone Drena. About 140 evacuated at Moanatairi. 3 deaths.

Floods – Canterbury

Hakataramea floods

Start

14 Dec 1995

09:15 PM

Finish

18 Dec 1995

08:02 AM

Declared at 2115 for Hakataramea. 7 houses evacuated (17 people). River peaked at 3300 cumecs (mean flow at Waitaki Dam is 350). Terminated at 0802 on 18th.

Floods – Otago

Waitaki flooding

Start

14 Dec 1995

12:01 AM

Finish

14 Dec 1995

08:00 AM

Declared at 0001 for Omarama, lifted at 0800. 35 evacuated.

Floods – Waikato

Thames Valley flooding

Start

14 Jul 1995

09:15 PM

Finish

15 Jul 1995

03:30 PM

Declared at 2115 for Thames Ward, Plains Ward. Terminated at 1530. There were 30 people evacuated. About 200 insurance claims. Damage put at $4 million. (A combination of rain and high tide).

Floods – West Coast

Buller flooding

Start

21 Nov 1994

09:15 PM

Finish

22 Nov 1994

01:20 PM

Declared at 2115, lifted at 1320. One house evacuated at Mohikinui and 2 at Seddonville (5 people)

Floods – Manawatu - Wanganui

Wanganui flooding

Start

08 Nov 1994

06:00 PM

Finish

09 Nov 1994

12:00 PM

Declared at 1800, lifted at 1200. 157 evacuated from 82 households.

Floods – Canterbury

Timaru, Waimate, MacKenzie flooding

Start

19 Mar 1994

09:30 AM

Finish

21 Mar 1994

05:45 PM

Three declarations, Waimate 1022-0900. Timaru 0930-1227, Mackenzie 1357-1745. About 240 evacuees across the 3 districts. Losses estimated at $5.5 million including about $3 million damage to state highways

Floods – Otago

Alexandra flooding

Start

10 Jan 1994

09:00 AM

Finish

12 Jan 1994

09:30 AM

Declared at 0900, terminated at 0930 on 12th. 4 families evacuated, 3000 campers encouraged to leave. This rain event caused loss of 2000 sheep and some $9.7 million in state highway damage. DOC property sustained over $1 million in damage

Floods – Canterbury

Mt Cook flooding

Start

09 Jan 1994

03:45 PM

Finish

11 Jan 1994

08:35 AM

Declared at 1545, terminated 0835. 150 evacuated

Floods – Southland

Milford flooding

Start

08 Jan 1994

08:30 PM

Finish

10 Jan 1994

09:00 PM

Declared 2030 to allow evacuation of Milford. In all 572 people evacuated. Terminated 2100 on 10th

Floods – Canterbury

Kaikoura flooding

Start

23 Dec 1993

09:55 PM

Finish

30 Dec 1993

Declared at 2155 and allowed to run to expiry. 35 dwellings and 44 businesses flooded; damage estimated at $10 million. (Insurance payments $7.6m, roads $0.42m, schools $1.1m). Recovery Co-ordinator appointed on 28th, for 16 days

Severe weather – Wellington

Masterton storm

Start

22 Jul 1992

03:04 PM

Finish

23 Jul 1992

08:15 AM

Masterton storm. Declared at 1504, lifted at 0815. Road damage estimated at $296,000

Floods – West Coast

Westland flooding

Start

02 Apr 1991

07:30 PM

Finish

03 Apr 1991

06:50 AM

Southern Ward (Sector G). 75 people evacuated at Franz Josef. Declared at 1930, lifted at 0650

Floods – Otago

Catlins flooding

Start

18 Feb 1991

02:40 PM

Finish

19 Feb 1991

03:30 PM

Catlins Ward. Declared 1440, terminated 1530 (next day). 128 people evacuated from Pounawea, Newhaven and Tahakopa. Recovery Manager appointed. Insurance claims $1.60m (excluding EQC). Road damage estimated at $2.5 million, farm damage at $766,695

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