Flood planning, flood warning and flood intelligence: A progress report
Keys, C. (1993) presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the NSW Flood Mitigation Authorities, Taree
This paper argues the need for improved flood intelligence systems as vital tools in the development of high-quality flood warnings and flood response plans. It makes suggestions as to how these systems should be developed and on the importance of council input to them. A partnership between the State Emergency Service (SES) as the flood combat agency and the local council as the key player in the community's general disaster planning is seen as being vital for the optimal development of flood preparedness.
These themes are illustrated by reference to the results of a survey on flood warning issues carried out by the NSW Flood Warning Consultative Committee in 1991-92.
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