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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 – Marlborough

Marlborough flooding

Start

21 Oct 1983

07:30 PM

Finish

22 Oct 1983

08:20 AM

Declared at 1930, lifted at 0820

Floods – Marlborough

Marlborough flooding

Start

10 Jul 1983

08:17 AM

Finish

12 Jul 1983

05:00 PM

Declared at 0817. Ended 1700. About 60 people were evacuated. Stock losses were 25500 sheep, 1000 pigs, 130 cattle, 4 horses

Floods – Nelson - Tasman

Golden Bay flooding

Start

10 Jul 1983

02:20 AM

Finish

11 Jul 1983

09:45 AM

140 people evacuated at Takaka and about 12 at Tapawera. Declared at 0220, lifted at 0945 NCB estimated damage at $4.9m (1991)

Floods – Waikato

Thames-Coromandel flooding

Start

13 Apr 1981

Finish

16 Apr 1981

Floods – Waikato

Paeroa Borough Ohinemuri County flooding

Start

12 Apr 1981

Finish

21 Apr 1981

2250 evacuees in Thames, Paeroa, Waihi. Insurance claims totalled $19.82m (1991)

Floods – Northland

Kerikeri flash flood

Start

20 Mar 1981

Finish

20 Mar 1981

(1 death). Insurance claims (excluding EQC) were $5m (1994)

Hazardous substance incidents – Manawatu - Wanganui

Marton Borough LPG Leakage

Start

28 Sep 1980

Finish

28 Sep 1980

Marton Borough LPG Leakage. 1500 people evacuated.

Severe weather – Wellington

Featherston Borough storm

Start

16 Jun 1980

Finish

28 Sep 1980

Featherston Borough storm

Floods – Taranaki

New Plymouth City flooding

Start

11 Jun 1980

Finish

11 Jun 1980

10 houses evacuated. The Otago and New Plymouth event(s) resulted in insurance claims of $24.54m (1991)

Floods – Otago

Silverpeaks County flooding

Start

05 Jun 1980

Finish

03 Jul 1980

Declaration for Taieri Plain, 1400 people evacuated. Cost estimated at $86m (1991) Agricultural assistance $1.72m (1991)

Floods – Otago

Clutha County flooding

Start

05 Jun 1980

Finish

06 Jun 1980

Clutha County flooding

Floods – Otago

Tuapeka County flooding

Start

05 Jun 1980

Finish

06 Jun 1980

Included Kelso & Tapanui. 50 people evacuated at Kelso

Landslides – Otago

Dunedin City landslips

Start

04 Jun 1980

Finish

05 Jun 1980

Dunedin City landslips

Floods – Wellington

Featherston County flooding

Start

10 Apr 1980

Finish

11 Apr 1980

Featherston County flooding. Not gazetted. 10 families evacuated.

Severe weather – Chatham Islands

Chatham Island storm

Start

17 Mar 1980

Finish

18 Mar 1980

Chatham Island storm. 18 people evacuated.

Floods – Southland

Southland County flooding

Start

17 Jan 1980

Finish

21 Jan 1980

Southland County flooding

Floods – Otago

Tuapeka County flooding

Start

17 Jan 1980

Finish

21 Jan 1980

Kelso & Waitahuna. 50 people evacuated at Kelso. Insurance claims from this event totalled $9.36m (1991)

Floods – Southland

Mataura Borough flooding

Start

17 Jan 1980

Finish

19 Jan 1980

Mataura Borough flooding. 1500 people evacuated.

Floods – Otago

Milton Borough flooding

Start

17 Jan 1980

Finish

18 Jan 1980

Flooding - Milton Borough, Bruce County, Kaitangata Borough, Clutha County, Balclutha Borough, Gore Borough

Severe weather – Canterbury

Mackenzie County storm damage

Start

02 Dec 1979

Finish

04 Dec 1979

Mackenzie County storm damage. Included Mt Cook.

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