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In Cyclone Debbie's wake


We're still on the ground helping those worst hit.

Wednesday April 12, 2017

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Families in Queensland and New South Wales are picking up the pieces after Cyclone Debbie. Photo: Amelia Wong/Australian Red Cross
Families in Queensland and New South Wales are picking up the pieces after Cyclone Debbie. Photo: Amelia Wong/Australian Red Cross

From Townsville to Lismore - a distance of 1500 km - Red Cross teams are standing with communities hit by flooding from Cyclone Debbie.

We're in Recovery Centres and doing door-to-door outreach to lend a listening ear and share information that can help you get back on your feet faster.

We've supported more than 6000 community members in both states. More than 400 Red Cross people have been working in the field and on support roles behind the scenes.

All donations to Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery will help our work in communities affected by Cyclone Debbie and floods in Queensland and New South Wales.

Cleaning up after a flood?

Here are some useful tips.

Useful contacts

For people wanting information on family or friends
Use the Register.Find.Reunite. service at register.redcross.org.au or call 1800 100 188.

For help with flood or storm damage (both Queensland and New South Wales)
Call the State Emergency Service on 132 500

For support services from the government
QLD: Call the Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 or visit www.communityrecovery.qld.gov.au
NSW: Call the Disaster Assistance Welfare Line on 1800 018 444 or visit www.emergency.nsw.gov.au

For mental health enquiries or people in crisis
Call Lifeline on 13 11 14

For insurance claims
Call the Insurance Council of Australia on 1800 734 621 for general enquiries about claims