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Hurricane Ike’s incredible damage has hardly made the headlines here in NZ, so we thought we’d share just a few stats on this huge storm as Texas continues the major clean up.

  • It’s amazing but 2 million people are still majorly affected by Ike , facing power, water and shelter problems – that’s half of New Zealand’s population.
  • 60 people were killed in the United States.
  • Entire suburbs have been completely wiped out, some over a kilometre inland.
  • The cost is currently estimated at a staggering 25 billion New Zealand dollars.



Föehn on 23/09/2008 12:41am

The strangest thing is that house left standing all alone, while around it, nothing remains.

WW Forecast Team on 23/09/2008 1:00am

I know!  I always thought it would make a good ad for the builder!  "We built this home – so trust us to build your next home".  haha! 

But as a colleague pointed out to me, they might’ve built every other house in that street too!


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