Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Flood problems highlighted in report to council

Tuesday March 26, 2013 - 10:09 EDT

The Nambucca Shire Council has met with the local emergency committee to discuss the last three floods events in January and February.

During the debrief issues getting to the emergency operation and evacuation centres were highlighted.

Alternative sites for future floods are now being considered by the committee.

Numerous communication problems, including the loss of power and Vodafone and Optus services were noted.

The State Emergency Service will now take more responsibility for notifications during floods.

It's also reviewing the location of the Lanes Bridge gauge because it's possible it isn't measuring water levels accurately.

Road restoration, including fixing damage caused by landslides, will use up most of the $4.5 million the council is seeking from the Roads and Maritime Services.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

Sydney Morning Herald
ABC News
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Warm and dry conditions for Perth to continue

13:03 EDT

A low pressure trough is currently funneling warm air over Perth.

Young woman dies after being struck by lightning in Melbourne

11:06 EDT

A woman in her 20s has died after she was struck by lightning during a storm in Melbourne's north-east on Friday night.

Severe thunderstorm warning for heavy rain, large hail in the Hunter region downgraded

20:59 EDT

A severe thunderstorm warning issued for heavy rainfall and large hailstones has been downgraded for parts of Sydney and New South Wales.