Australian Red Cross has opened Register.Find.Reunite. and is urging people affected by the Tablelands bushfires (Silver Valley & Watsonville) to get in touch with their families and friends.
Australian Red Cross, Emergency Services State Manager, Collin Sivalingum said being separated from family and friends is one of the most stressful things a person can experience during an emergency.
“Not knowing where your loved ones are, not being able to contact them by phone or email adds to that anxiety. Register.Find.Reunite. helps find and reunite family, friends and loved ones during a disaster.”
If you or a loved one has been impacted by the Tablelands bushfires (Silver Valley & Watsonville), Australian Red Cross encourages you to register or enquire through the Register.Find.Reunite. service.
People can register and look for someone with Register.Find.Reunite. on the Red Cross website at redcross.org.au. If internet and mobile devices are down due to the emergency, people can also register and enquire via the phone on numbers 1800 100 188 (Australia wide) or internationally +61 (7) 3055 6215 (international calls only).
The Register.Find.Reunite. service matches registrations from people affected by an emergency to enquiries made
by their loved ones searching for news. Where a match is made, the person who made the enquiry will be notified.
It is important for emergency management agencies to know where people are during emergencies. By registering with Register.Find.Reunite. you are also letting important services know that you are OK and what support you may need.
For media enquiries please contact:
Australian Red Cross Media on 1800 733 443