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Measuring Community Flood Awareness And Preparedness In The Maitland Area And Lower Hunter Valley, Nsw, Neil Dufty, Amanda Hyde, David Webber, Ingrid Berthold, Elise Armstrong Sep 2015

Measuring Community Flood Awareness And Preparedness In The Maitland Area And Lower Hunter Valley, Nsw, Neil Dufty, Amanda Hyde, David Webber, Ingrid Berthold, Elise Armstrong

Neil Dufty

The Hunter River of NSW has a long history of flooding. February 2015 was the sixtieth anniversary of the 1955 Hunter Region flood, the largest flood in the region’s recorded history. In conjunction with the commemoration, the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) and the Hunter Local Land Services commissioned consultants Molino Stewart to extend previous social research in Maitland by surveying participants about the status of their own flood awareness and preparedness. The 2015 study and previous social research found that in Maitland flood-prone communities there appears to be a relatively low perception of personal flood risk. On ...


An Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Early Warning Systems Used In Australia, Neil Dufty Feb 2014

An Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Early Warning Systems Used In Australia, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


A Review Of The Value Of Social Media In Countrywide Disaster Risk Reduction Public Awareness Strategies, Neil Dufty Feb 2014

A Review Of The Value Of Social Media In Countrywide Disaster Risk Reduction Public Awareness Strategies, Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

No abstract provided.


Port Fairy Flood Warning Assessment Project (Report), Neil Dufty Jun 2013

Port Fairy Flood Warning Assessment Project (Report), Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

The assessment examined the following components of the Total Flood Warning System (TFWS) guided by the Australian Government’s Manual 21 – Flood Warning: 1. Understanding of flood risks and hazards 2. Emergency management planning 3. Community flood education 4. Data collection 5. Flood prediction and interpretation 6. Message construction 7. Message communication 8. Response 9. Review of the TFWS 10. Community and stakeholder consultation 11. Integration of the TFWS components. The assessment estimated that a TFWS at Port Fairy would provide reduction in damages of $400,274 over a 20 year life cycle. Moreover, it would improve public safety by ...


Russells Creek Total Flood Warning Scoping Study Project (Report), Neil Dufty Jun 2013

Russells Creek Total Flood Warning Scoping Study Project (Report), Neil Dufty

Neil Dufty

The assessment examined the components of the Total Flood Warning System (TFWS) based on the Australian Government’s Manual 21 – Flood Warning. The TFWS components examined were: 1. Understanding of flood risks and hazards 2. Emergency management planning 3. Community flood education 4. Data collection 5. Flood prediction and interpretation 6. Message construction 7. Message communication 8. Response 9. Review of the TFWS 10. Community and stakeholder consultation The assessment found that due to a very short warning time of up to one hour it is not possible to build a TFWS across all of the above components. The best ...