floods

Major flooding events follow 40-year cycle in south-east Queensland, study suggests.

The next serious widespread south-east Queensland flooding event could happen in 2050, according to an analysis of historical flood data for the region. Using Bureau of Meteorology’s Australian flood data across 10 south-east Queensland catchments…

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…

Emergency services preparing for potential flood disaster

This is the eye-opening map which shows almost an entire state flooded — and the situation will only get worse with more heavy rain on the way. Victoria is bracing for further chaos after heavy…

Tasmanian flood recovery plan in place as damage bill mounts

The Tasmanian Government has established a flood recovery committee to oversee the medium and long-term response to last week’s devastating floods. In a ministerial statement, Premier Will Hodgman said more than 230 emergency assistance grants…
June 15, 2016

Disaster assistance for NSW

Joint Media Release Attorney-General Minister for Emergency Management Special Minister of State Minister for the Public Service and Integrity The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Minister for the…
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