Disaster Preparedness

Using the SSVI Technique for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

Natural hazards pose significant threats to Australian communities. Failing to identify and support the most vulnerable communities is a recipe for disaster. In this regard, the concept of social vulnerability has long emerged as a…

Bureau of Meteorology predicts possible cyclone, El Nino this Wet season

Long-range weather forecasters are warning Top Enders to brace themselves for another eventful Wet season with a possible cyclone and heavy rains predicted. The cyclone predictions come as clouds of uncertainty hang over when the…

New resilience strategy highlights the disasters that could bring Sydney to a shuddering halt

Australia’s largest metropolis has simply been “lucky” to avoid a city stopping disaster, a group of resilience experts have said. But Sydney’s luck could be about to run out, and if the city isn’t felled…

Do you have ideas on how we respond to disasters?

Via MyPolice Rockhampton In times of disaster it can be difficult for government staff to access and assess areas that are hardest hit by a disaster, as basic infrastructure including roads, communication, electricity and water…

Are we prepared for the deliberate use of chemical and biological materials in Australia?

By Dr Rebecca Hoile, Torrens Resilience Institute, World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre, Flinders University Effective response for an all-hazard emergency is underpinned by proper preparedness measures. Yet are we prepared for the deliberate use of…

Floods don’t occur randomly, so why do we still plan as if they do?

Most major floods in South East Queensland arrive in five-year bursts, once every 40 years or so, according to our new research. Yet flood estimation, protection and management approaches are still designed on the basis that flood risk…

Australian Defence Force to assist Commonwealth Games security operation

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) will assist Gold Coast authorities in ensuring the security of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The ADF, who are responsible for Australia’s army, navy and air force, will deploy 1,000 personnel…

Disaster Scenarios Guidance

It may sound ridiculous, but what if there was an earthquake in the centre of Albany? Or a cruise ship struck a reef off Middleton Beach and left an oil slick streaming into Princess Royal…
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