Bay of Plenty July 2004 flooding : tabulated results of a survey of residents

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Saunders, W.S.A.; Coomer, M.A. 2006 Bay of Plenty July 2004 flooding : tabulated results of a survey of residents. Lower Hutt, N.Z.: GNS Science. GNS Science report 2006/20 58, 15 p.

Abstract: In July 2004 a sustained period of heavy rainfall caused flooding and storm damage across the North Island. Significant flooding occurred in parts of the Manawatu and Bay of Plenty regions. Within the Bay of Plenty, the affected townships were Whakatane (in particular Awatapu and Muriwai Drive), Edgecumbe, and Thornton. This report presents the tabulated results of a survey of these residents. The survey investigated a number of issues surrounding the event, in particular (a) damage caused by the storm and flood, (b) recovery issues, such as insurance and council preparedness, (c) people’s experience of the flood warnings, and (d) how prepared people were for the event, and if they are prepared for another similar event. This report presents the results of the data collected in tabular form, but does not contain any interpretation or analysis of the data. (auth)