Providing emergency supplies to flood prone areas
This factsheet summarises key findings from the NCCARF report "Benefits and costs of provision of post-cyclone emergency services in Cairns" [see full report]. Using a 'willingness to pay' approach, the study evaluated the feasibility of government subsidised private sector supply of these improved services. The value of improved emergency services following a cyclone was considered in a cost-benefit analysis. While there was a net economic (e.g. social) benefit for faster resupply of fresh food, faster reconnection of utilities and increased police patrols, the provision of shelter for pets did not show a positive economic benefit.
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