Story: Hawke’s Bay region

Flooding at Pōrangahau, 2004 (4th of 4)

Flooding at Pōrangahau, 2004

Severe storms and flooding hit the lower North Island in February 2004. Southern Hawke’s Bay was badly affected, the small coastal town of Pōrangahau worst of all. Most of the settlement was flooded and six families had to be evacuated.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Landscape and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 October 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Jul 2015