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
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Technical Report WRA89053 Viewed at 03:02:00 on 18/02/2010 Page 69 of 139. 3 ~escue operation on ~he ~odd River, 3 possible flood mitigation dam wtich "' ", 1 d' t-.woclglna_ sacre s~~e. and renewed debate on could interfere with The floodlng was excensive but ~he depths of lnundation we~e relatively rest~icted. ?he topography of the site ho',.;ever, is s'..:ch t"at a small increase in flood levels would greatly i~crease the ~umber of properties ~ffected. This is especially t~e case for che commercial sector. This reinforces the need for further steeies to be Ijndertaken to estimate ~he damage pctent~al from larger floods in order to assess t~e optimum mix of mitigation ~easures. These should i~clude the formulatio~ o~ an integrated ~loodwarni~s system ~it~ eDp~asis upor the ea~ly .jissemlnation o~ ~arnings to those exposed to flood risk. 0uestions of safety for hotels and mote~s, ret~rement ho~es, the hosp:'tal and ~he ."-..bor:'gir-.al co:nmunity are of part:'cu2.ar concern. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I