disaster recovery

New resilience strategy highlights the disasters that could bring Sydney to a shuddering halt

Australia’s largest metropolis has simply been “lucky” to avoid a city stopping disaster, a group of resilience experts have said. But Sydney’s luck could be about to run out, and if the city isn’t felled…

Supporting the Social and Emotional Wellbeing and Recovery of Babies, Young Children and Families Impacted by Natural Disasters

Natural disasters such as floods, fires, cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis and droughts can have a significant short or long term physical and emotional impact on all ages, regardless of whether one is directly or indirectly affected….

Floods don’t occur randomly, so why do we still plan as if they do?

Most major floods in South East Queensland arrive in five-year bursts, once every 40 years or so, according to our new research. Yet flood estimation, protection and management approaches are still designed on the basis that flood risk…

The Disaster After 9/11: First Responders Share Their Stories

On a hot August day in 2005, I met with Marian Fontana in a little cafe across the road from her firefighter husband Dave’s firehouse in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Marian and Dave should have been…

Community Resilience and Community Led Recovery: One is Reality, the Other an Achievable Goal

Australian emergency management strategies, frameworks and plans consistently reflect the desire to create and support resilient communities, capable of responding and adapting to any disaster that affects them.   This aspiration is reflected at the…

Disaster Scenarios Guidance

It may sound ridiculous, but what if there was an earthquake in the centre of Albany? Or a cruise ship struck a reef off Middleton Beach and left an oil slick streaming into Princess Royal…

Disaster relief for northern rivers council areas

Local councils across the northern rivers have welcomed news that disaster relief funding will be available to help rebuild damaged infrastructure. Lismore, Byron and Tweed shire councils have all been informed they would be eligible…

Wait continues for Natural Disaster declarations for Bellingen and Nambucca

Original article ran 26 May 2015 on ABC News by Ann Barker Two Mid North Coast Councils are still waiting to be declared disaster areas, almost a month after flooding hit the region. Both Bellingen…

Disaster relief payments top $29 million for Central Coast residents following deadly super storm

Original article published on The Daily Telegraph 6 June 1015 by Matt Taylor Disaster relief payments have topped $29 million for Central Coast residents following the deadly super storm in late April. More than 24,000…
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