Providing emergency supplies to flood prone areas
Using a ‘willingness to pay’ approach, a value on improved emergency services following a cyclone was considered in a cost-benefit analysis. Using this approach, the study evaluated the feasibility of government subsidised private sector supply of these improved services. While there was a net economic (e.g. social) benefit of 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.