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Title: Important Flood Emergency Contacts
Post by: Big_Ren on January 12, 2011, 02:22:59 PM
I have posted this elsewhere but people may find it useful as a small compendium of emergency contact numbers and websites during the current flood crisis.

Hope it is of some assistance.


Emergency Contacts

Whole-of-Government website: A whole-of-Government website has been established www.qld.gov.au/floods. This site is being promoted as the central point for the media and public to visit for flood information. The site hubs out to all Queensland Government agencies, and to the websites of many non-Government organisations involved in the flood emergency.

State Emergency Service: For flood and emergency assistance call 13 25 00 When to call this number: damaged roof, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings, storm damage

Road conditions: Call 13 19 40 or visit http://highload.131940.qld.gov.au/
Other useful transport numbers are:
•   Translink: 13 12 30
•   Temporary road closures and load restrictions: 1800 077 247
•   RACQ road reports: 1300 130 595
•   Main Roads (8.30am-5.00pm): 07 3834 2011
•   Queensland Transport (8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday): 13 23 80
•   REVS Call centre (8am-6pm): 07 3246 1599

Hotline for Lockyer Valley situation: Queensland Police Service has established a hotline for people to enquire about friends and relatives affected by flash flooding in Withcott and Grantham and surrounding areas and to register people in evacuation centres. Phone 1300 993 191

Bureau of Meteorology: Their website is at www.bom.gov.au

Disaster Management updates: Visit http://www.disaster.qld.gov.au/

Electrical safety: For information on electrical safety and storms, and general electrical safety, contact:
•   Ergon Energy on 13 10 46
•   Energex on 13 12 53
•   Country Energy on 13 23 56
•   the Electrical Safety Office on 1300 650 662
Building safety: Building Services Authority has received numerous calls to its call centre and has established a disaster recovery section on its website. Visit http://www.bsadisasterrecovery.qld.gov.au/Pages/Home%28default%29.aspx
Health issues: Concerned members of the public can call 13 Health (13 43 25 84) to access a range of health information, including information about getting access to experts on the ground, including mental, physical and environmental experts and teams. This includes counselling services as well. Call Triple 000 in an emergency

Brisbane River floodmaps: Visit http://lexiphanic.com/floodmaps
Brisbane City Council provides up-to-date information on flooding in Brisbane suburbs

Smart Service Queensland: Smart Service Queensland has established a hotline number for flood information. The number is 1800 173 349.

Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal: A separate number, 1800 219 028, has been established for the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.

Animals/wildlife: For wildlife emergencies, marine strandings and pollution incidents - call the Wildlife Hotline on 1300 130 372

RSPCA: Visit the RSPCA lost and found website http://lostfound.rspcaqld.org.au/

Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation: Visit www.deedi.qld.gov.au for:
•   Liaison with RSPCA for pets requiring assistance
•   Recovery assistance available
•   Concessional interest rate loans of up to $250,000 for small business operators and primary producers
•   Grants of up to $25,000 for clean up and recovery available to small businesses and primary producers
•   $5000 in freight assistance to producers
•   Information about fodder drops being coordinated by AgForce
•   Monitoring pest and diseases, particularly for water borne outbreaks

Centrelink: Call 180 22 66

Insurance Council of Australia: Call 1300 728 228

Tips for managing an emergent situation: The following link contains some practical measures you can take if faced with an emergency such as flooding. Visit http://www.health.qld.gov.au/healthieryou/disaster/