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Flood Warning and Damages in Alice Springs: Part 1 Executive Summary. Part 2 Tangible Damages Part 3 Intangible Damages & Emergency Procedures



Flood Warning and Damages in Alice Springs: Part 1 Executive Summary. Part 2 Tangible Damages Part 3 Intangible Damages & Emergency Procedures


Handmer, John; Smith, D. I.; Greenaway, Mark


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; 53/1989




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Power and Water Authority

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Alice Springs


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Technical Report WRA89053 Viewed at 03:02:00 on 18/02/2010 Page 60 of 139. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I <:lolla.rs. In :;,:)5::' analy'ses into direc~ and indirect. is given in Table 3.2. ; .... rana~ ...... le .. 1~..... ............. _ An outline lOSSBS of t:--.e C:assificaticn of flood losses. a.re net: di'.;i'ied c l.a S8 i f ica;:i :;n MEASUREMENT TYPE OF LOSS TANGIBLE (monetary v'alues) INTANGIBLE (non-monetary 'fa 1 ues) DIRECT (physical contact with flood water) Damage to infrastruc~ure, buildings and con~en~s, vehicles, boats, etc. Dea~h by drowning, loss of items of cultu~al significance and personal memorabilia. INDIRECT (flood induced dis~~ption or stress) Loss ~f 9roauct~cn, Clean U.p costs Inconvenience and disruption, esp. t~ schooling and sccial life. St=ess induced i11health and mortality. Intangible losses in Australia are dC:7.inancly those C"oncerned , . ., -~ - .... ress -and anx;et"~,. -""'0' -; 1 j -:'-'.::=.a' .... 1-. 7!'- ~ S - ..._~ .... :::.1... ... ' ..... ~f d. ....... _ ...... __ .......... .l,:.. _'- .... inappropriate to express them as monecary ',alues as they are generally not bought-anti sold. Loss of life and damage to cultural and otheri~ems for which there is no general market may also occur; There is little doubt that financial losses to households, without assistance from insurance or relief, cause increased anxLety and the fear of f~ture floods would have similar effects for much :)f the community_ The Interview Surveys In order to obtain a more detailed picture of a range of flood damage. two surveys were undertaken. These were all conducted in an interview setting with the ~nterviewer completing a survey form in discussion with :he interviewee. The questions covered a range of topics, those linked to the estimation of flood damage are summarised below. There were separate forms for householders and the comr.ercial sector. The Household Survey Interviews were conducted with a sample af 28 households - - , located ' . .;ithin t.he floodprone area. ~:1\ sum..-.ona=y lS g.Lve:1 _Lr1 Table 3.3. All experienced inundation of a~ least 3 portion of the grounds of the p!::'operty and, in 15 C3S2S, 1l3.ter

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