Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for GABRIELLE-23
in Norfolk Island, New Caledonia

Event summary

Tropical Cyclone GABRIELLE-23 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed, exposed population and vulnerability.

GDACS ID TC 1000962
From - To 08 Feb - 10 Feb
Exposed countries Norfolk Island, New Caledonia
Exposed population No people in Category 1 or higher
Maximum wind speed 167 km/h Category 2
Maximum storm surge 0.4 m (09 Feb 01:00 UTC)
Vulnerability Medium (New Caledonia)


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Wind Storm surge Rainfall GDACS score
GDACS JTWC 102 km/h 0.5 m n.a. 0.5
Single TC: maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge, rainfall)
HWRF 173 km/h n.a. 413 mm 0.5
GFS 140 km/h n.a. 501 mm 0.5
ECMWF 119 km/h n.a. 576 mm 0.5
Maximum expected impact (wind, storm surge and rainfall) using different data sources.
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New Zealand - Floods (ECHO 14 Feb 2023)Tue, 14 Feb 2023 11:39

  • Heavy rainfall related to post-tropical cyclone GABRIELLE has been affecting northern New Zealand, with extensive floodings and landslides. 
  • According to media reports, one person is missing in Muriwai after a landslide event and several residents have been isolated due to flooding in Hawke's Bay. Search and rescue operations are continuing, while damage to infrastructure has been reported across North Island. Power outages and communication disruptions have been affecting Hawke's Bay and Gisborne. 
  • There are 27 shelters and civil defense centres opened in Auckland, to host the affected population. A state of national emergency was declared for Northland, Auckland, Tairawhiti, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, and Hawkes Bay.
  • On 14-15 February, strong winds, heavy rainfall, and high waves are forecast over northern and central New Zealand. 
Detailed event map. European Union, 2023. Map produced by EC-JRC.
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Latest media headlines

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Oceania / NZ declares national emergency2023-02-14T18:02+0100.

An aerial photo taken on Tuesday shows flooding caused by Cyclone Gabrielle in Awatoto, near the city of Napier, New Zealand. — AFP photo. Cyclone Gabrielle swept away roads, inundated homes and left 2,25,000 people without power in New Zea
Cyclone Gabrielle en Nouvelle-Zélande : l’état d’urgence déclaré2023-02-14T17:58+0100.

Le gouvernement néo-zélandais a déclaré ce mardi 14 février l’état d’urgence à travers l’archipel frappé par un violent cyclone qui a privé d’électricité 225 000 personnes et entraîné des inondations et des glissements de terrain. Des vents
Tempête en Nouvelle-Zélande : l’état d’urgence déclaré2023-02-14T16:34+0100.

La tempête Gabrielle, qui frappe la Nouvelle-Zélande depuis la nuit de lundi à mardi, a provoqué des « dégâts considérables », conduisant le gouvernement à déclarer l’état d’urgence. Le gouvernement néo-zélandais a déclaré, ce mardi, l’éta
National Emergency Declared After Cyclone Tears Through New Zealand Fe ... 2023-02-14T16:27+0100.

National Emergency Declared After Cyclone Tears Through New Zealand. February 14, 2023. N ew Zealand was struck by a Category 3 cyclone yesterday. Cyclone Gabrielle swept through the Northland region with winds up to 87 mph. It flooded bui

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Exposed population

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EC-JRC (40), (2), WMO (1), INFORM (2),