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Disaster assistance available for cyclone impacted communities in Far North Queensland

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Far North Queensland

Disaster assistance is available to help Carpentaria, Croydon, Etheridge and Mornington shires recover and rebuild from major flooding caused by ex-Tropical Cyclone Imogen.

Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

"These remote councils up in Gulf Country have reported impacts from the floods such as uprooted trees, road damage from swollen rivers and isolation due to flooded access points," Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said.

“The joint Commonwealth and State funded DRFA will provide financial support for counter-disaster operations and restoration of essential public assets, so these communities can get back on their feet sooner.”

The Australian and Queensland Governments are working together to ensure all impacted communities receive the recovery support they need.

Information on disaster assistance can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au and the Queensland Government’s Disaster Management website at www.disaster.qld.gov.au.  

While the rain’s welcome, it can also be cause for anxiety, especially for people who’ve experienced previous natural disasters. Please remember you’re not alone and support is available. If you’re finding it tough, ask for help. Talk to your GP or call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

You can also contact your local Drought and Flood Agency Regional Recovery Officer here.