Many areas of Queensland are subject to extreme weather conditions such as severe storms and even cyclones.
Information on help available following a disaster can be found at:
- The Queensland Goverment website has information available to communities following a disaster.
- The Department of the Premier and Cabinet's Disaster Relief and Recovery website has general information on help available following a disaster.
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Being prepared for an emergency can save lives and enable you and your loved ones to get your lives back on track more quickly:
- listening to local ABC radio, watching TV or on via Internet (eg especially your council website) and acting early on disaster warnings and advisories from local councils and emergency services. Contact interpreter services if necessary
- if concerned about your safety, contact emergency services or local disaster coordination centre
- checking with service providers about alternative support arrangements for people with disability and the frail aged
- if you leave home, let your family, friends, carers and service providers know your whereabouts and register via Red Cross's National Registration and Inquiry System.
For other information on preparing for an emergency the Queensland Government's disaster management website has useful central point for information on preparing for, responding to and recovering from natural disasters.
Below are some direct links to useful translated information on the Emergency Management Queensland website to help you or members of your community prepare for natural disasters:
- Preparing for Cyclones is available in six languages other than English
- Preparing your Household Emergency Plan is available in 15 languages other than English
- Preparing your Household for Evacuation is available in 15 languages other than English
- Preparing an Emergency Kit is available in 15 languages other than English
- Preparing your Home is available in 15 languages other than English
- Tune into Warnings is available in 15 languages other than English
Translationed information is also available on:
- Checking your Neighbours is available in 15 languages other than English
- Preparing your Pets is available in 15 languages other than English
Information on Storm Surges (English only)
- Community Recovery Hotline: 1800 173 349
- For confidential advice on Health Issues: 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
- For information for consumers and businesses affected by natural disaster: 13 25 23
The Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre has a range of resources available in languages other than English regarding coping with a major disaster and related stress.
Fact sheets include:
- Coping personally after major disasters and cyclones (Available in Croatian, Greek, Hmong, Italian, Maltese, Punjabi and Tagalog).
- Psychological responses to traumatic stress: What to expect (Available in Greek, Hmong, Italian, Maltese and Punjabi).
- Coping with a disaster: Information for times of stress (Available in Croatian, Greek, Hmong, Italian, Maltese, Punjabi and Tagalog).
These resources are available at the Queensland Transcultural Mental Health Centre website.