Territory Stories

Miscellaneous Correspondence and Data on Alice Springs Flooding 1986

Details:

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

I I 13 Mr. paige We have a radio link with the Bureau of Meteorology for communications during flood. Mr. Black Has the radio station got standby generators? Mr. Paige Yes, thay can last a week without supply. Mr. Mitchell Are all these snippets of information going on tape Shane? Mr. Wood Yes! Mr. Mitchell We are identifying a lot of things that need to be identifiec at the time, that you haven't got the time to do it. This sort of information would be useful in a data base of a small computer. Mr. paige Do we set up depots over the eastern side of the river to relocate equipment, i.e. tarpaulins and sand bags? Mr. Black There should be some sort of scope for such a depot to exist. Mr. Wood Northern Territory Emergency Service stores tarpaulins but only limited supply of bags for food drops. Mr. Paige The thing to do with sand bags. Identify areas that would need protection and supply the sand bags now. It seems to me that you will need a co-ordination person for each isolated area. Mr. Black We addressed the problem at the recent welfare group meeting and asked the questions - "What would we do" "What do people see as their responsibilities" "How should they interact" Mr. Clark Another consideration may be people panic buying. Mr. Paige Is that a responsibility of welfare, to monitor and ration food supply?