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Miscellaneous Correspondence and Data on Alice Springs Flooding 1986



Miscellaneous Correspondence and Data on Alice Springs Flooding 1986


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


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







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Northern Territory Government

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Alice Springs


Report no. 33/1986

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

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Northern Territory Government



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I . 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Emergencies Services would be able to operate to 75% of their capacity during a major flood. 4. POLICE COMMENTS The police would have to evacuate the lower level of their building and move elsewhere. They would require emormous manpower to patrol the flooded region and search for missing people. 5. WATER SUPPLY Concern was expressed that the water supply line passing through the Gap may be put under stress due to scour of the sand surrounding the pipe. Should the pipes break then the towns storage of water will last under a week with rationing. 6. DEATHS Statistics to be forwarded by Police Department. 18 JULY 1986 1. LANDS This session was devoted almost entirely to publications to inform the public about flooding. COMMENTS OBJECTIVE The objective of this project is to assess the indirect costs and the social and ecological impacts on Alice Springs and Farm Areas due to flooding in the Todd and Charles Rivers areas. The information collected to date by the Regional Counter Disaster Planning Committee has only partially addressed the objective of the project. This information itself is insufficent to conclude the project. SUGGESTED DIRECTION To date it appears that only goverments departments have been involved in discussions related to this project. I am suggesting that the private sector be involved also. If the project is divided into two parts, the indirect costs and social/ecological impacts the following method of approach is recommended: