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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




Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).





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Power and Water Authority

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Alice Springs


Report ; 53/1989

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Technical Report WRA89053 Viewed at 03:02:00 on 18/02/2010 Page 87 of 139. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I .I I I 36 C. T~~ cac~~graphic proDLem of distinguishing between the li~~ts c~ the 1:20, 1:50 and 1:100 year floods, is not al~ays ~ell ~~~dled on the map, especially in the vicinity of Jlive ?in~ ~lora Reserve where the limit lines converge ar.::! brit.;e sy~_~ols also coincide spatially. This may lead to a va~:ety :f co~fusions - such that the area is not prone co che ::50 ~~ar fl~od (because the dot symbols do not ap;:ear :~"'..ere ~) ~ Elsewhere there is a small amount of ,:,oom fo= memters c= the oublic to be unable to determine quite . h .. t'; t' . b d ~ h f'1 d ,.. wnet.~_er -:ner.Y proper y ,lS w ... _nln or eyon I...~_e __ 00 p_one area, b~~ it :5 difficult to completely eradicate this prcolem. 8. W~ether or noc someone living in Old South Road (in th~ very sou~h of the area) or Dixon Road (at the very top of ~he ~~p) i3 flood prone is anyone's guess since the flood li~it l~~es recer out here. 9. Tt~ presentation of the "What NOT to do": seccion in th~ broc~ure :eads to lines of information which look a li~tle cad w~~n they are glanced at and selected-out by the eye (anc coul::' therefore mislead>. It is difficult to de~ermir.~ ho>: impor"!:ant this point is but it is odd to see i;-:structions such as "Ignore warning messages" and "Drink f l:,odwa te r 1f ... 10. Tte brc:hure uses the:terms 1'flood warnings" and ue~acuation ~arnings" but does not make clear whether all fl~od wa~nings can be expected to be evacuation warnings etc. Tte brochure tells the public how they will "ecei'Te lJe~~~acuat.':on ... 'arnings IT The brochure tells the public about th'" fl:ocd ;\var:-,ing system' and what to do if they receive a flcod wb"ning, but nowhere does it tell them how they can expect -::i receive the initial "flood warning n in their p,,:::pert~es. :'his is an important flaw which should be cc!:".rect2d.

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