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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 to three days. 6. FIRE STATION SERVICES a. In the event of a 1-100 flood would require a 4x4 vehicle with a high exhaust. Existing equipment could operate in such depths of water. 7. FOOD a. supermarkets have food for 5 days at normal rates. However immediately after the flood the supermarkets may be out of action due to access problems, water damage or freezer malfunction. 24 APRIL 86 In respect to collecting information for this study the planning committee stated that it experienced difficulties in collecting data because: a. b. c. 1. TOWN a. b. the infrequency of occurrance. the lack of experienced personnel due to staff turn-over. the extreme variety of probable outcomes given a fixed datum. COUNCIL INPUT 3500 residents likely to be affected by a 1-100 flood. Suggests that Lismore not used to investigate social impact of flooding as the Lismore residents expect flooding to occur annually. 2. FIRE SERVICES a. Bushfire Council offered to leave a vehicle at eastside during flooding to fight any fires as the Fire Brigade has none to spare. 3. N.T. EMERGENCY SERVICES INPUT a. Flooding in the central business district would cause the following problems. (i) damage to floor level fittings (ii) loss of trade during flooding,clean up and restoration b. Employees may be prevented from assisting commercial and government organisations to recover from flooding due to loss of access to their place of employment, and personal