Disasters Charter: Flood in Australia

January 3, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

The Disasters Charter has been activated for a Flood in Australia:

Flood in Australia

Type of Event: Floods, Landslides
Location of Event: Australia
Date of Charter Activation: 03/01/2011
Charter Requestor: USGS on behalf of Emergency Management Austrailia
Project Management: Adam Lewis, Geoscience Australia

Description of the Event
Towns across Queensland in Australia’s northeast have been evacuated as flooding spreads over an area the size of France and Germany combined with further heavy rainfall forecast. The disaster is of “biblical proportions”.

Flood alerts are in place for at least 10 rivers in Queensland after some regions recorded record rainfall during December, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

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