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SPECIAL REPORT: The Big Blow - Feb. 16-17 Storm



Armed Forces Rescue Flood Victims (photo essay)

Met Service Warn More Wind & Rain On Its Way - MetService meteorologists have issued severe wind and heavy rain warnings for an active front moving across New Zealand on Thursday. See... Severe Wind and Rain Warnings for Thursday

- MetService - MetService Issues Narrative of the Big Storm
- NZ Govt- Government package for flooded areas
- Fed Farmers- Driving Rules Relaxed In Flooded Areas
- Gas Assoc. - Gas Disruption Serious - Could Last For Fortnight
- IAG NZ - Largest insurer impacted by adverse weather
- Fed Farmers - Federated Farmers sets up flood Freephone

FEB 17th

Thunderstorms And Torrential Rain Hits Wellington

MetService Issues Data On 1 In 40 Year Storm - MetService Weather Ambassador Bob McDavitt described today's storm as extreme and one which delivered more than it promised. See... Eyeing The Storm: 167 km/hr at Beacon Hill

Flood Damage Hits Rural People Hard - Sutton - Floods have hit farmers and growers in Rangitikei, Manawatu, and Wairarapa hard, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today. "There is a time-proven system for Government assistance for farmers during times of adverse climatic events." See... Govt Poised To Help Flood-Affected Farmers

- NZDF - Images Of Flood Search And Rescue By 3 Sqn RNZAF
- Manawatu Dist. - Images: Feilding February 16th Flood & Aftermath
- Govt - Cabinet approves Manawatu, Rangitikei relief funds
- National - Pitiful Govt assistance fails storm victims
- Fed Farmers- How To Help Flooded Farmers
- Watties - Wattie’s Severely Hit By Gas Pipe Shutdown
- Wellington City - Flooding hits Miramar - slip damage to house
- Greater Wellington - Flood defences hold in Wellington region
- PN City - Palmerston North City: Call to avoid Flooded Areas
- Manawatu Dist. - Feilding and District Relief Trust Fund Establishe
- Manawatu Dist.- Manawatu District: The Cleanup begins
- Hutt City - Mayoral Flood Relief Fund

FEB 16th

- Met Service - Storm Warning Remains But Worst Weather Has Passed
- Scoop - Scoop Images: Wellington Battered By Feb. Storms
- Manawatu DC - Images: Feilding Flooding Pictures
- MetService - Data From The Extreme Storm
- Federated Farmers - Poor Forecasting To Cost Millions
- Greater Wellington - Flood levels in western Wellington region

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