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 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I f r "./ RESULTS OF MEETING OF THE COUNTER DISASTER PLANNING COMMITTEE 26 MARCH 1986 1. EFFECT OF RIVER AT PEAK FLOW a. Major damage to roads, causeways and culverts. b. Water and sewerage problems. c. The probability of no power due to the power station being affected by flooding. d. Damage to Telecom equipment due to its location e. Damage to gas pipeline. The committee reported that apparently there are some safe guards along the pipeline and if the pressure drops then valves close off sections. f. stranded residents requiring welfare support. 2. WARNING a. Announce the prospects of flooding over the local radio stations. b. If flooding occurs in middle of night then utilise the police force. They can evacuate the prime flooding areas using bull horns and door knocks. c. Distribute pamphlets to flood prone areas detailing instructions which they should follow in the event of a major flood. d. Make public aware that there is no flood insurance available. 3. SAND BANK LEVEES a. Important buildings should be protected using sand bags. 4. EASTSIDE a. Access problems associated with eastside were discussed. 5. WELFARE a. Removal of mud from houses. b. Hang out carpets to dry. c. Require 200 people to give immediate assistance. d. Estimated continuous cleanup work for two