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Disaster relief costs for Cyclone Bola

Disastrous events such as Cyclone Bola can be immensely expensive. This table lists the costs of government disaster relief for the cyclone. The total amount was around $112 million. But this figure would be much higher if it included the cost for individuals and insurance companies.

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Source: Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, 1993

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - Southland floods and Cyclone Bola', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017