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Recovering from ex Tropical Cyclone Debbie


Our Red Cross teams are mobilised in Far North Queensland as communities count the cost of ex Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Wednesday March 29, 2017

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Volunteer Kate lends a hand in the Bowen cyclone shelter. Photo: Australian Red Cross/Greg Sonnenburg
Volunteer Kate lends a hand in the Bowen cyclone shelter. Photo: Australian Red Cross/Greg Sonnenburg
Red Cross teams are working side-by-side with communities hit hard by ex Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

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

 

The Register.Find.Reunite. service has reunited at least 15 families, after receiving more than 350 enquiries. 

Anyone wanting 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.