Providing emergency supplies to flood prone areas 

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Year: 
2013
Author: 
NCCARF

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.

Resource Type: 
Factsheet
Location: 
Queensland
Topics: 
Finance, business
Flooding
Governance

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