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Australia: Major cities at risk of Brisbane-like flooding - ABC

On ABC Radio's PM, flood engineers warned Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, the Gold Coast and Newcastle for flooding on a similar scale than the huge floods that devastated Brisbane last year. According to ABC, they point at patchy flood planning allowing for houses to be built where they should not.

"[Levee bank] unquestionably, unquestionably saved the town and I think from the long-term point of view of resilience, we need to methodically go through these areas that have been effected and look at mitigation steps we can take," said Federal Minister for Emergency Services Robert McLelland about his visit to Charleville.

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  • Themes:Urban Risk & Planning
  • Hazards:Flood
  • Countries/Regions:Australia

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/25189

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