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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 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

Floods – West Coast

Westland flooding

Start

28 Jan 1991

08:30 PM

Finish

29 Jan 1991

08:00 AM

For the areas: Kaniere Township, Arthurstown, Woodstock and Hokitika. 15 families evacuated. Declared 2030, lifted 0800 (140 people evacuated in related incident at Franz Josef). Catchment work damage was estimated at $4 million

Floods – Nelson - Tasman

Nelson-Tasman flooding

Start

12 Aug 1990

09:30 AM

Finish

13 Aug 1990

05:00 PM

1 death. 45 people evacuated. Declared 0930, terminated 1700. DRC appointed. Cabinet payment (60%) for catchment work reinstatement $372000 (1990)

Floods – Manawatu - Wanganui

Cyclone Hilda

Start

10 Mar 1990

08:15 PM

Finish

14 Mar 1990

12:30 PM

Cyclone Hilda. 96 homes evacuated. In the event farm damage was estimated at $12 million. Declared at 2015; terminated at 1230. Insurance costs in this event, excl. EQC were $1.8m (1994)

Floods – Taranaki

Cyclone Hilda

Start

10 Mar 1990

Finish

15 Mar 1990

Cyclone Hilda. 51 homes evacuated

Floods – Wellington

Greytown flooding

Start

17 Jan 1990

06:12 PM

Finish

17 Jan 1990

09:30 PM

From 1812 to 2130 (South Wairarapa DC). Some families evacuated

Floods – West Coast

Greymouth Borough Flooding

Start

16 Sep 1988

Finish

22 Sep 1988

Greymouth Borough Flooding

Floods – West Coast

Runanga Borough flooding

Start

13 Sep 1988

02:39 PM

Finish

14 Sep 1988

Declared at 1439 for Runanga Borough

Floods – West Coast

Greymouth Borough and Grey County flooding

Start

13 Sep 1988

09:13 AM

Finish

16 Sep 1988

DRC appointed 16.9.88. Stock losses 1380 sheep, 80 cattle, 6 deer. The Grey peaked at 5800 cumecs

Floods – West Coast

Inangahua County Flooding

Start

13 Sep 1988

09:13 AM

Finish

14 Sep 1988

One death. 356 people evacuated from 183 houses. Insurance claims $15.6m (1994) excluding EQC.

Floods – Manawatu - Wanganui

Manawatu/Foxton flooding

Start

02 Sep 1988

Finish

03 Sep 1988

Kopane/Lockwood area of Manawatu County

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