When evacuation is needed, it is not 'nuisance flooding'
In February last year, Central Coast Council held an open day for the public to view the iWoy Woy Floodplain Risk Management Study and Plan.
The terminology in its handout is inaccurate as published.
It contained the statement that "Woy Woy Peninsula is prone to nuisance flooding" with associated actions including "community awareness programs or evacuation procedures".
For the resident faced with evacuation, it is unlikely they would see it as "nuisance flooding".
The reference to "social and economic damages" needs to be expanded to include references to health, education, recreation, disruption and uncertainty.
There is no doubt this matter is of interest and should be discussed by the community, informed by competent opinion of climate change experts.
Letter, 28 Mar 2022
Norm Harris, Umina