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Scoop Coverage: Cyclone Gita Hits the Pacific And NZ

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Press releases and news updates on February 2018’s cyclone Gita

21/2/18: Hundreds Of Callouts For Fire And Emergency

Overall, Fire and Emergency received 1302 calls from midday yesterday to 6’oclock this morning, with a large proportion of those calls being weather-related…

Local states of emergency are still in place for Taranaki, Christchurch City, Buller, Grey, Selwyn, Westland, and Nelson and Tasman districts. More>>

‘It Was Literally Like A Wall Of Water’
About 6000 people are still trapped in Golden Bay as rain caused slips, and the Takaka River, flowing at 980 cubic metres per second, flooded onto pastures. More>>

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17/2/18: Metservice Forecasts Gita To Impact New Zealand – Be Prepared

Cyclone Gita is expected to approach New Zealand from the northwest. There remains some uncertainty with regards to the speed and track of Gita, but the passage of this system across New Zealand on Tuesday and Wednesday is likely to bring a period of highly impactful severe weather.

People should be aware of the potential for coastal inundation, especially where high waves,low atmospheric pressure and strong onshore winds come together … More>>

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14/2/18: 70% Of Tonga Population Affected In Wake Of Cyclone Gita

The full scale of destruction is beginning to emerge from Tonga in the aftermath of the severe tropical cyclone Gita. Around 50,000 people, or almost 70% of the country’s population, have been affected, a third of whom are children. More>>

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11/2/18: Samoas Clean Up After Being Swamped By Cyclone

Apia in the wake of Gita Photo: Rudy Bartley The clean up is continuing in the two Samoas after Tropical Cyclone Gita hit on Saturday morning. More>>

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