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Extensive damage in New Zealand requires critical recovery effort for impacted communities
Cyclone Gabrielle impacted New Zealand from February 12 to 16 , causing over US$8 billion in damages. Parts of Vanuatu and Australia were affected too.
This cyclone has been the costliest on record in the Southern Hemisphere and the deadliest to hit New Zealand since 1968’s Cyclone Giselle. On February 14, a national state of emergency was declared for only the third time in the country’s history, with Prime Minister Chris Hipkins stating the cyclones was “the most significant weather event New Zealand has seen this century.”
Following heavy flooding from January storms, Cyclone Gabrielle damaged critical infrastructure, including coastal roads and bridges. Early estimates have shown that 10,000 residents have been left homeless in the wake of the storm, and at least eleven people have died.
Disaster Response. Step One.
With assistance from our donors and Air Canada, Airlink is providing and coordinating free flights to get skilled responders on the ground to support clean up and long-term recovery efforts. Displaced communities urgently need assistance.