Severe Weather Recovery

Community RecoveryRecovery from the recent bout of severe weather and flood anticipation is a particular issue for those who experienced invasion by floods during October 2022. This may have triggered issues for those living in flood-prone areas. Assistance is discussed, an strategies are offered in this community recovery bulletin.

January 2024 Severe Weather and Floods

With the recent floods, it is understandable if you are feeling concerned and experiencing a mix of strong emotions or physical reactions right now.

For those who have faced flooding before, this might be a particularly challenging time that is stirring up memories and feelings of sadness, fear, and grief.

It’s important to remember that recovery is a personal journey, and everyone experiences things differently. For some people, recovery is ongoing.

Remember, experiencing these emotions is a normal response to such events, but these concerns may lead to other issues if they are not managed.

If you find yourself experiencing strong emotions, remember that talking about your worries and feelings as well as remaining connected to others can make them more manageable. It is important to identify what actions can be taken to address the source of your concerns. Be aware of the signs that you might need some extra support and get help if you need it. Find out more here:

Seeking help is a sign of strength and often the first step in recovery.

Remember, you are not alone in this. If you are feeling overwhelmed or concerned about your mental health, or that of someone close to you, don’t hesitate to reach out for support by talking to:

  • neighbours, friends or family
  • your doctor
  • Lifeline on 131114 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636

For more help and information please visit:


Help is available for those impacted by floods




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