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Cyclone Debbie: The overall cost

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 7/04/2017

The overall cost of Cyclone Debbie

- Queensland -

DEATH TOLL

* Currently at five with three still missing.

THE DAMAGE

* 650 residences in northern Qld ruled uninhabitable.

* 38 homes inundated by floodwaters in the southeast.

* Central Qld still bracing for worst flooding since 1954.

* 230,000 lost power.

THE CLEANUP

* More than 1000 volunteers have registered to help residents in southeast Queensland whose homes were inundated by floodwaters.

* Emergency services and SES crews also remain on the ground.

THE BILL

* Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk estimates it to be in the billions.

* More than 25,000 applications for Immediate Hardship Assistance grants.

- NSW -

DEATH TOLL

* Six

DAMAGE

* Lismore, Tweed heads, Murwillumbah and Mullumbimby hardest hit.

* 1000 people were left stranded in the lower Richmond Valley.

* Evacuation order for Tumbulgum.

* Worst floods to hit northern NSW in 40 years.

THE CLEANUP

* More than 500 emergency personnel still working on damage assessment.

* SES preparing to hand over clean-up coordination to local councils and NSW government as emergency subsides.

THE BILL

* Surpassed the $200 million mark this week, and is expected to rise.

- New Zealand -

DEATH TOLL

* 0

DAMAGE

* Widespread flooding on North Island.

* Thousands evacuated from their homes.

* 10,000 home without power in Auckland.

THE CLEANUP

* State of emergency declared in two cities.

* Water pumps brought into Edgecumbe, which has been under water for two days.

THE BILL

* Still unknown

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