Monday, 25th September 2023
<To guardian.ng
Search

New Zealand declares national emergency over cyclone

For only the third time in its history, New Zealand has declared a national emergency. It comes as Cyclone Gabrielle causes flooding and landslides across North Island.

Related

19 Feb
New Zealand is grappling with the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle which has left thousands displaced and at least four people dead. Several areas are short of food and water.
25 Feb
The death toll from Cyclone Gabrielle in New Zealand climbed to 11 on Sunday as thousands of people remained missing a week after the storm struck the country's North Island.
14 Mar
Freddy is set to become the longest-lasting cyclone on record, after it hit the country a second time on its looping trajectory considered rare by meteorologists.
16 Mar
Malawi's government said at least 190 people were killed with 584 injured and 37 missing, while authorities in neighboring Mozambique reported 20 deaths and 24 injured.
18 Mar
Chakwera has declared 14 days of national mourning with flags flying at half-mast for the first seven days. Freddy was initially projected to exit back to the sea on Wednesday but has since waned and is no longer classed as a tropical cyclone, the United Nations' weather monitoring center in RĂ©union said.
17 Mar
Hundreds of people have been killed as tropical cyclone Freddy continues its trail of destruction.
13 May
Heavy rains and thunderstorms have lashed the area for days, making some wonder why a group of children were taken for an excursion in the inclement weather.
21 May
Rohingyas living in Cox's Bazar are among those evacuated to safe shelters as the powerful storm crosses the eastern Bay of Bengal.
16 May
Deaths were reported in Myanmar after the storm tore down homes, trees and blew the roofs of shelters. Mocha is the most powerful cyclone to hit the region since 2007.
26 May
Rakhine state was badly hit by the strongest storm in at least a decade. Local officials fear the number of victims is much higher, while the UN says 800,000 people urgently need food aid.
18 Jun
Parts of western India and southern Pakistan are bracing for winds and flash flooding as fast-approaching Cyclone Biparjoy moves toward landfall.
12 Jul
Brussels says the bloc's trade with New Zealand could now grow by 80%. In a first for an EU trade pact, there is a section that commits both sides to targets to tackle climate change.