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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

Wanganui District floods

Start

29 Oct 1998

06:30 AM

Finish

30 Oct 1998

02:00 PM

Declared at 0630; lifted 1400 next day. Declaration to facilitate evacuation of 62 residential properties & 45 commercial premises threatened by possible overtopping of the stopbanks of the Whanganui River. 75 evacuees; 24 in motel accommodation. Stopbanks not breached although some localised inundation occurred.

Floods – Wellington

Kapiti Coast District flooding

Start

28 Oct 1998

08:00 AM

Finish

30 Oct 1998

07:30 AM

Declared at 0800. This time 50-60 houses evacuated, 1 death. Lifted 0730.

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.

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