Long-term consequences of flooding

Long-term consequences of flooding

Australian Journal of Emergency Management

A case study of the 2011 Queensland floods

Devastating floods in southeast Queensland in 2011 were the combination of flash flooding in the Lockyer Valley with riverine flooding in the Brisbane metropolitan area. While there is considerable information about the immediate impact on those affected, there is less understanding of the long-term health effects that follow such events. This study explored the perceptions of health effects and support received by people affected by the 2011 southeast Queensland flood six years after the event.

Source: FitzGerald, G., Toloo, G., Baniahmadi, S., Crompton, D., & Tong, S. (2019). Australian Journal of Emergency Management. Read more here.

 

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