Flood problems highlighted in report to councilTuesday 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.
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