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

SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT
FEB 16th - 17th - STORMS STRIKE LOWER NORTH ISLAND

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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

MORE NEWS ON THE BIG BLOW:
- 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

MORE STORM NEWS:
- 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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