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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 – Manawatu - Wanganui

Palmerston North flooding

Start

24 Jul 1988

Finish

27 Jul 1988

For City area. 1200 evacuated. Declared at 2212 Sunday; lifted at 0900 Wednesday

Floods – Auckland

West Auckland flooding

Start

17 Jul 1988

Finish

18 Jul 1988

West Auckland flooding. 32 people evacuated.

Floods – West Coast

Greymouth flooding

Start

20 May 1988

Finish

23 May 1988

For Greymouth Borough. 402 people evacuated from 102 houses. Stock losses 1800 sheep, 163 cattle, 35 pigs The Grey peaked at 5100 cumecs. Insurance (excl EQC) $3.7m (1994)

Floods – Hawke's Bay

Cyclone Bola Hawke's Bay

Start

11 Mar 1988

Finish

13 Mar 1988

Cyclone Bola: for areas from Whirinaki Bluff to Raupunga. Over the whole country insurance losses in Bola totalled $42.74m (1991) excluding EQC claims

Floods – Northland

Cyclone Bola North Kaipara

Start

10 Mar 1988

Finish

13 Mar 1988

Cyclone Bola. 2 deaths. Northland insurance losses were $3.72m (1991) excluding EQC

Floods – Hawke's Bay

Cyclone Bola Hawke's Bay County

Start

09 Mar 1988

Finish

10 Mar 1988

Cyclone Bola

Floods – Waikato

Cyclone Bola Thames Valley

Start

08 Mar 1988

Finish

Cyclone Bola. 84 evacuees

Severe weather – Taranaki

Cyclone Bola North Taranaki

Start

08 Mar 1988

Finish

10 Mar 1988

Cyclone Bola

Floods – Hawke's Bay

Cyclone Bola Wairoa

Start

08 Mar 1988

Finish

17 Mar 1988

Cyclone Bola. 330 people evacuated. Wairoa insurance losses (excluding EQC) were $3.79m (1991)

Floods – Gisborne

Cyclone Bola East Cape Region

Start

07 Mar 1988

09:00 PM

Finish

25 Mar 1988

Cyclone Bola (made at 2100 hrs). Re-extended: applied to Poverty Bay, Waikohu County and Waiapu County. DRC appointed on 09.03.88 for 28 days. Reappointed on 01.04 and 01.05 (28 days each time). 3000 people were evacuated at Gisborne and 400 at Te Karaka. 3 deaths. The East Cape and Poverty Bay insurance losses were $3.53m and Gisborne losses $4.58m (both 1991 and excluding EQC)

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