MIL-OSI Australia: Disaster Assistance for Communities Impacted by Tropical Cyclone Penny

Source: Government of Queensland

Disaster assistance is now available for communities in Far North Queensland impacted by the severe weather and flooding brought on by Tropical Cyclone Penny. 
Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds, who has responsibility for Commonwealth disaster assistance, said the Commonwealth and Queensland governments are committed to supporting the long-term recovery of affected communities.
“Financial assistance is now available for Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, Cook Shire Council, Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council and Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council to aid their community recovery,” Assistant Minister Reynolds said.
“The assistance will help fund clean-up operations and restore public infrastructure damaged by the cyclone.”

Queensland’s Acting Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, Leeanne Enoch, said some areas received more than 800 millimetres of rain as a result of Tropical Cyclone Penny.
“The heavy rainfall caused flooding and road closures across the region, isolating several communities,” Ms Enoch said.

“This funding will help impacted councils with counter-disaster operations, including sand-bagging, tree clearing, and repairing damage to the roads.”
Information on disaster assistance can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au and the Queensland Government’s Disaster Management website at www.disaster.qld.gov.au.

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MIL-OSI Australia: Disaster Assistance for Communities Impacted by Tropical Cyclone Owen

Source: Government of Queensland

Disaster assistance has been made available for communities in North and Far North Queensland impacted by the severe weather and flooding brought on by Tropical Cyclone Owen. 
Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-Queensland Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).
Assistant Minister for Home Affairs Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds, who has responsibility for Commonwealth disaster assistance, said the Commonwealth and Queensland governments are working together to support recovery efforts following the cyclone.
“Through the DRFA, we are able to offer assistance to Carpentaria Shire Council, Cassowary Coast Regional Council, Hinchinbrook Shire Council and Townsville City Council to help their regions recover,” Assistant Minister Reynolds said.
“The assistance will help impacted councils carry out counter disaster operations and restore damaged public assets, including roads and causeways in Carpentaria and Hinchinbrook.”
Queensland’s Acting Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, Leeanne Enoch, said Cyclone Owen had a major impact in North and Far North Queensland, with flooding affecting communities across the region.
“Some parts of the state received more than 680 millimetres of rain in 24 hours, causing damage to public infrastructure across the region,” Ms Enoch said.
“We are monitoring the situation as the cyclone season continues and will work closely with the Commonwealth to support other communities as required.”
Information on disaster assistance can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at www.disasterassist.gov.au and the Queensland Government’s Disaster Management website at www.disaster.qld.gov.au.

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