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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 – 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.

Landslides – Otago

Abbotsford landslip

Start

06 Aug 1979

Finish

10 Sep 1979

Abbotsford. From 20.08 each extension was for a smaller area. Over 600 people evacuated. EQC claims totalled $7.17m (1991)

Wildfire – Taranaki

Waitara Borough fire

Start

18 Apr 1979

Finish

19 Apr 1979

Waitara Borough fire

Floods – West Coast

Franz Josef flooding

Start

07 Mar 1979

Finish

09 Mar 1979

Franz Josef flooding. 28 people evacuated.

Floods – Southland

Mataura flooding

Start

27 Jan 1979

06:20 PM

Finish

28 Jan 1979

09:35 AM

Declared at 1820 on 27th; terminated at 0935 on 28th

Floods – Manawatu - Wanganui

Ohura flooding

Start

12 Nov 1978

06:20 PM

Finish

13 Nov 1978

09:35 AM

Declared at 1820 on 27th; terminated at 0935 on 28th

Floods – Southland

Invercargill, Bluff & Stewart Island flooding and storm damage

Start

14 Oct 1978

Finish

19 Oct 1978

Invercargill, Bluff & Stewart Island flooding and storm damage

Floods – Southland

Mataura flooding

Start

14 Oct 1978

Finish

19 Oct 1978

1826 people evacuated. Direct damage estimated at$30m (1991). (Insurance claims from this totalled $46.8m (1991). Stock losses: 30,000 sheep, 800 cattle, 900 beehives

Floods – Southland

Southland County flooding

Start

14 Oct 1978

Finish

17 Oct 1978

Including Gore and Wyndham. 700 evacuated overnight on 14th at Wyndham

Floods – Otago

Bruce County flooding

Start

14 Oct 1978

Finish

18 Oct 1978

Including Kaitangata. 200 evacuated at Paretai

Floods – Otago

Clutha County flooding

Start

14 Oct 1978

Finish

16 Oct 1978

Including Balclutha

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