SA Hunter: Thanks for the warning WD - hope all our WA family are safe & well prepared.
Mar 18, 2019 20:54:30 GMT 10
Peter: I don't know why they say Perth will be hit - BOM is talking about a fair way from here... although I do hope our folks in those areas are safe... www.bom.gov.au/products/IDW21033.shtml
Mar 18, 2019 21:57:01 GMT 10
The best option is to not live in a flood prone area
We're about 10 metres plus above the flood level (and a distance away from the nearest river ... so we should be right. Although a flood could possibly cut us off ... and cause power failure).
Most states have quite comprehensive flood mapping too (for insurance purposes and planning). The usual plan is for a 1:100 year event but chances are they may model up to 1:500 years (they have for my regional city anyway).
Part of my work involves flood modelling and investigations.