Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Albury Floods - Authorities fault too slow reaction

Floods are really nothing new to government's / authorities.

Town planning engineers are fully aware of the 10 /30 / 100 /200 year floods, and depending on government budgets, appropriate planning is implemented.

In the mid 1990's the Victorian New South Wales border towns of Albury / Wodonga have been flooded by torrential rain.

Ahead of the storms in Albury the flood gates of the dam were NOT released, much to the dismay of the residents.

As a result during the rains, the water level of the Murray river rose 10 meters flooding the surrounding areas, including caravan parks.

This is a well known event to the locals, who clearly blame the government for its inaction.

This is NOT reported by the mass media.

As outlined in the mass media of today's story writers, the government 'insists' that procedure was followed regarding of opening the flood gates, to many of the dam flood effected areas.

The reality of the situation is that is was not as the government says, as this could also imply liability.

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