Sunday, June 29, 2014

Floods and death: the Maitland experience

From the Maitland Mercury report:
in floods are very much a part of the Maitland story.
In the European history of the area of the present Maitland City there have probably been 60 or more of them, of which 51 can be confirmed for the period since 1840. 
What can we tell from these deaths?
There are several patterns, and some lessons. One pattern is that many floods have claimed small numbers of lives rather than large numbers of people dying in a few big events. 
Full article available at Maitland Mercury, June 21, 2014.