President of Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ), Paul Bell, told the LGAQ conference in the Ipswich that the state had never experienced such kind of a disaster in terms of " scale, costs and extent'' as the ones that strike in the early days of year 2011. Mr. Bell said that the people will be asking questions at the upcoming big weather event on whether sessions from year 2011 had been learned.
He said that, rural and regional and Queensland councils away from the beach were particularly helpless to massive floods. Mr. Bell said in year 2011that, many coastal councils showed to have an inborn ability to face with problems of serious weather. He said that, many, like his own community of Emerald, didn’t have the knowledge to face with big floods.
He added that, each and every council had a job to keep abreast of innovative developments in disaster management as well as keep thinking current.
Whereas there were signs the upcoming summer would host less strong weather events as there were no guarantees, Mr. Bell said. Paul Pisasale, Ipswich Mayor said that Ipswich in year 2010 assumed that the 1974 floods would never be occured. He said that, they thought they would never have one more flood, they were wrong. Mr. Bell said that, communications with media had turn out to be a significant ingredient in dealing with emergencies. Both social media and mainstream media were so quick and in your face. Mr. Pisasale said that, on reflection he and council could have done well in dealing the 2011 floods. However if he admitted as much, then there was always the fear the media report, “Mr. Pisasale admits fault".
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