The NSW floods have inundated communities just 18 months after the destructive Black Summer bushfires. NSW government has declared a natural disaster in 24 local government areas. Over 18 thousand people have been evacuated from their homes after experiencing rainfalls over 800mm. The disaster response has rescued thousands and provided critical emergency accommodation.
As NSW begins to glimpse blueskies, the flooding and flood risk continues. Once the floodwaters finally recede, homeowners will begin to return to their homes. Communities affected by the unprecedented floods will desperately require the next wave of help. Disaster Relief Australia is prepared and ready to answer the call.
How Disaster Relief Australia will help flood affected NSW
Devastated communities and overwhelmed homeowners are looking at months of hard work to restore their livelihoods and bring back hope. DRA will deploy volunteers to help homeowners recover. Jobs include mucking out mud, removing extensive rubbish and debris, clearing access to properties, chainsaw work, restoring fencing – our volunteers will roll up their sleeves and provide real hands on help where it is needed.
How you can help
Your donation dollar does double time. Not only will you help communities devastated by disaster, you also support Australian Veterans to find purpose through service. Your generosity in supporting Disaster Relief Australia will aid us to provide real hands on help through flood recovery to NSW.
Did you know?
La Niña occurs every few years as a result of variations in ocean temperatures and is the colder lesser known cousin of El Niño. More rainfall and tropical cyclones during summer (two of Australia’s three wettest years on record have been during La Niña events.