Volunteer Kate lends a hand in the Bowen cyclone shelter. Photo: Australian Red Cross/Greg Sonnenburg
Australian Red Cross is on the
ground, working alongside the communities affected by ex Tropical Cyclone
Debbie in Queensland.
Red Cross is
currently planning resources for six recovery hubs and the deployment of
multiple outreach teams across the affected regions.
A Red Cross
Senior Liaison Officer is liaising with the regional government recovery
reconnaissance team to begin early recovery planning.
Red Cross has
approximately 100 personnel on standby to immediately deploy to support with
the response and early recovery efforts.
We will be
managing eight evacuation centres in Bowen, Proserpine, Collinsville and
Airlie Beach and four more in the Moreton Bay area.
We are also
closely monitoring and preparing to respond to any potential flooding across
Northern, Central, and Southern Queensland over the coming days
Register.Find.Reunite. service has reunited at least 15 families, after
receiving more than 350 enquiries.
to know if their loved ones are safe and well, can register at register.redcross.org.au or call 1800 100 188.
How to donate
To help Red Cross provide valuable assistance to those affected by
Cyclone Debbie and other disasters here and overseas, donate to our Disaster
Relief and Recovery work. Donations can be made online or by
calling 1800 811 700.