- Better warning systems and engineers
- Build out of flood plains
- Competent Engineers
- Resilient Homes
- False flood evacuations
- Evacuate to the moon
- Everybody drink more water
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The individual and societal response to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan can be studied as an example for what can be achieved in community preparedness. Japanese children undertake regular earthquake drills in schools, and the society is … Continue reading
Unlike what has happened in the past few years, the council could require developers of multi-storey buildings to put building services above flood levels in areas where flooding could occur rather than allow those services to be put in the … Continue reading
While devising short and medium term solutions to this problem, there should be a long term plan to phase out as much development as possible from the floodplain. Otherwise we will keep paying the price of living in a floodplain.
There is technology currently available in Australia to raise brick and stone buildings including slab on grade construction. Similar to wood frame ‘Queenslanders’ these buildings can be raised above the flood level with the ground storey reserved for car parking … Continue reading