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RECORD FLOODING IN AUSTRALIA:. DECEMBER 10 JANUARY ?, 2011. Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA. GREAT QUEENSLAND FLOOD INUNDATES 22 TOWNS, DISPLACES 200,000, KILLS 20 +, AND CAUSES LOSSES OF OVER $5 BILLION IN AUSTRALIA . - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • RECORD FLOODING IN AUSTRALIA:

    DECEMBER 10 JANUARY ?, 2011Walter Hays, Global Alliance for Disaster Reduction, University of North Carolina, USA

  • GREAT QUEENSLAND FLOOD INUNDATES 22 TOWNS, DISPLACES 200,000, KILLS 20 +, AND CAUSES LOSSES OF OVER $5 BILLION IN AUSTRALIA

  • 75 PERCENT OF QUEENSLAND STATE DECLARED A DISASTER ZONE

  • RECORD FLOODING IN AUSTRALIA:NEW SOUTH WALESROCKHAMPTONTOOWOOMBABRISBANE

    DECEMBER 10 JANUARY ?, 2011

  • LOCATION MAP

  • QUEENSLAND: WIDESPREAD IMPACTSSocioeconomic impacts for 200 thousand people included: industrial slow-down, evacuations, a plague of snakes and crocodiles, health care problems, missing persons, deaths, and losses of 5+ Billion.

  • WORST FLOODING IN A DECADE REACHES CITY AFTER CITY Floodwaters drained slowly towards the country's northeast coast, filling bulging rivers and inundating at least 22 towns and cities in the cattle and fruit and vegetable farming region.

  • THE FIRST PHASE OF RECORD FLOODING BEGAN IN DECEMBER

    DECEMBER 10, 2010

  • DECEMBER STORMS BROUGHT HEAVY RAINFALL: DEC. 17, 2010

  • NEW SOUTH WALES: 45 FLOOD DISASTER ZONES

  • INUNDATED ROADWAYS SHUT DOWN TRUCKS

  • TOWN OF THEODORE: FLOODED

  • THEODORES HOUSES INUNDATED

  • TOWN OF BUNDABERG INUNDATED

  • TOWN OF BUNDABERG INUNDATED

  • TOWN OF BUNDABERG: INTERIOR DAMAGE

  • EVACUEES IMPACTEDThe time evacuees spent in evacuation centers was extended because the nature and extent of flooding grew worsenot betterover time.

  • THE SECOND PHASE OF FLOODING HAPPENED IN JANUARYAN AREA OF FLOODING THE SIZE OF FRANCE AND GERMANY (OR, TEXAS AND NEW MEXICO) COMBINED WAS CREATED IN QUEENSLAND

  • ROCKHAMPTON HIT HARDRockhampton, a town of 77,000 people 370 miles north of Brisbane, lies close to the coast, on the Fitzroy, one of Australia's largest river systems.

  • ROCKHAMPTON BECAME AN ISLAND:JANUARY 3, 2011

  • ROCKHAMPTON HIT HARDAll main routes to the south, north and west of the city were cut off by the rising water, rail lines and the airport runways were submerged, and floodwaters stretched for several miles in each direction.

  • INUNDATED AIRPORT RUNWAYS: JANUARY 3, 2011

  • FLEEING WITH POSSESSIONS: JANUARY 3, 2011

  • FITZROY RIVER STILL RISING: JANUARY 3, 2011

  • TRADITIONAL SANDBAGGING HAD LIMITED VALUE

  • FITZROY RIVER PEAKED AT 9.2 M: JANUARY 6, 2011

  • W ILDLIFE AFFECTEDThe local wildlife was caught off-guard by the flooding; bewildered and hungry kangaroos moved to high ground, and cattle were left lost and confused by the excessive water that inundated everything.

  • COAL MINING INFRASTRUCTURE AFFECTED Australia's coal industry may face months of disruption because key rail and road links were washed away during the flooding, and repairs of some infrastructure may take more than a year to complete.

  • FLOOD WATERS CRIPPLE COAL INDUSTRY: JAN 7, 2011

  • THE THIRD PHASE OF FLOODING WAS TRIGGERED BY A FLASH FLOOD

    JANUARY 11, 2011

  • FLASH FLOOD IN TOOWOOMBAThe flash flood, which brought a one kilometer wide wall of water into Toowoomba, was triggered by a freak storm with up to 150 millimeters (6 inches) of rain in half an hour.

  • FLASH FLOOD BRINGS WALL OF WATER: TOOMOOMBA: JAN 11, 2011

  • IMPACTSCars were transformed into boats and became scrap metal as they collided with infrastructure; giant metal industrial bins were tossed about as if made of paper; and houses were torn off foundations.

  • FLASH FLOOD:TOOWOOMBA, JAN 7, 2011

  • THE FOURTH PHASE OF FLOODING BEGINS IN BRISBANE

    JANUARY 11 AND FOLLOWING

  • BRISBANE RIVER: JAN 8, 2011

  • BRISBANE PREPARING FOR FLOODING: JAN 8, 2011

  • BRISBANEThe city is protected by a large dam built upstream after floods devastated the downtown in 1974, but the reservoir was full, so officials had no choice but to release water, which caused flooding before the FLOOD.

  • BRISBANEMORE than 50 suburbs were flooded as the Brisbane River rose to 4.5 m or more above flood stage, with some areas being completely inundated.

  • BRISBANE: BEFORE FLOODING

  • BRISBANE: AFTER FLOODING

  • BRISBANE FLOODING: JAN 11, 2011

  • BRISBANE FLOODING: ADMIRALTY TOWERS; JAN 11, 2011

  • BRISBANE FLOODING: JAN 11, 2011

  • BRISBANE FLOODING: JAN 11, 2011

  • BRISBANE FLOODING: JAN 11, 2011

  • BRISBANE FLOODING: JAN 11, 2011

  • BRISBANE FLOODING: JAN 11, 2011

  • BRISBANE FLOODING: JAN 11, 2011

  • BRISBANE RIVER CRESTED AT 4.46 M: JAN 12, 2011

  • EMERGENCY SERVICES. A difficult situation was made even more so by thunderstorms, high winds, raging rivers, and driving rain that made it very hard for helicopters and boats to reach and rescue flood victims.

  • URGENT NEEDS EMERGING. The Lockyer Valley Council, west of Brisbane, says its town water supply has failed and only hours of reserves remain for some towns..

  • YOUR COMMUNITYDATA BASES AND INFORMATIONHAZARDS: GROUND SHAKING GROUND FAILURE SURFACE FAULTING TECTONIC DEFORMATION TSUNAMI RUN UP AFTERSHOCKS

  • COLLABORATION DURING ALL PHASES OF DISASTER REDUCTION PLANNING IS THE BEST WAY FORWARD FOR EVERY COMMUNITY TO REDUCE ITS DISASTER RISK

  • DISASTER & HAZARD INFORMATION SYSTEMSTECHNIQUES AND TECHNOLOGIESPRIVATE SECTORPUBLIC SECTORACADEMIAFUNCTIONAL NETWORKING CHANNELSINFORMATION NETWORKING CHANNELSORGANIZATION NETWORKING CHANNELSCOLLABORATIONCOMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERSStratec Consulting

  • IT CAN BE DONE!TOWARDS DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

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