The Board and Staff of ACFA are concerned for all members who have been affected by the Far North Queensland rain event. Members are invited to contact ACFA for information on potential recovery assistance. ACFA General Manager, Stephen Ryan, asks all members to stay safe and avoid unnecessary risks.
Financial assistance extended to all flood-affected people in Townsville
The entire Townsville City Council local government areas has now been activated for financial assistance, with the Palaszczuk Government ramping up its efforts to support North Queenslanders affected by the worst flooding in the region for decades.
Acting Communities Minister Shannon Fentiman said the past few days had been incredibly tough for North Queenslanders and many areas were still badly affected by flooding.
“This continued heavy rain and flooding has damaged homes, isolated communities and displaced people from their homes,” Ms Fentiman said.
“We know that many people across Townsville need Emergency Hardship Assistance grants to help them meet their immediate needs as this disaster continues to unfold.
“These grants, through jointly-funded Commonwealth/State Disaster Relief Funding Arrangements (DRFA), are now available help cover the costs of essential items – such as food, medication and clothing – for people directly impacted by this monsoonal trough.
“Up to $180 per person, to a maximum of $900 for a family of five or more, is provided to people experiencing genuine financial hardship as a result of flooding.”
- Financial assistance available to people impacted by flooding in parts of Far North Qld
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Townsville on edge, dam gates open fully
Residents in sodden Townsville have been urged to seek higher ground as heavy downpours forced the floodgates to the city’s swollen Ross River Dam to be completely opened.
With up to 500 homes are already under water, a heavy deluge of rain on Sunday pushed levels to almost 250
Hinchinbrook Shire Council
- Emergency Management Dashboard
- Flood Information
- Flood Recovery
- Hinchinbrook Shire Council Recovery Plan
- Hinchinbrook Shire Local Disaster Management
Self Recovery App
Community recovery information is now just a click away. The Self Recovery App has been launched to provide access to vital information about disasters and emergencies in Queensland.
The app features vital tips for preparing for disasters and cleaning up after them, including:
- insurance information
- personal and family support
- business support
- how to volunteer
- how to donate goods and services
- how to make a financial contribution.