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Miscellaneous Correspondence and Data on Alice Springs Flooding 1986

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Title

Miscellaneous Correspondence and Data on Alice Springs Flooding 1986

Creator

Hamlyn-Harris, D.; Galton, R. P.; Charrington, Rowan; Freyling, Ron

Collection

E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report no. 33/1986

Date

1986-04-01

Notes

Date:1986-04

Language

English

Publisher name

Northern Territory Government

Place of publication

Alice Springs

Series

Report no. 33/1986

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Northern Territory Government

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/229637

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/672763

Page content

'. 4 c. The Counter Disaster Communications will be established under the Region Counter Disaster Plan - Region 5 and community communications (i.e. 8HA, ABC and 8CCC) be effectively utilised. d. As resolved by the Planning committee: On advice from the Flood Monitoring Team, once the Todd River flow exceeds a 1 in 10 year event and the information from the Flood Monitoring Team suggests in excess of a 1 in 20 year event, the Counter Disaster Organisation will prepare for a 1 in 100 year event. e. If the flow is expected to be in excess of a 1 in 10 year event, evacuation of those areas identified as threats under the arrangements of the Region Counter Disaster Plan - Region 5 will be initiated as soon as possible. 17. The Planning Committee identified the importance of the public being made aware of the 1 in 100 flood level and agreed that in preparation for Todd River flooding, a public education programme should be initiated. The Planning Committee discussed how such a programme could be initiated and agreed that given the probable public reaction, strong Government support would be required. Peak Flow (from para. 13(b) 18. The Plannig Committee identified the effects of the Todd River at the peak flow to be. a. b. c. d. Major damage to roads, causeways and culverts. water and sewerage problems. The probability of no power due to the power station being affected by flooding. Damage to Telecom equipment due to its location.