Picking up the pieces

After an emergency it is important to take care of yourself and your family as you get back on your feet.

Experiencing an emergency can be traumatic and exhausting and it is normal to feel unsettled for a while. Don’t try to do it alone – people who get support from family, friends or other organisations generally bounce back better from stressful situations.

Contactyour insurance companyas soon as possible to report any damage to your home.

Many different agencies may be working together to help communities recover and restore essential services.

Local Governments manage recovery following an emergency within their district, with the State Government assisting in some circumstances through the State Recovery Coordinator at the Office of Emergency Management.

The Department of Health provides information on the below topics for those affected by cyclones, floods and other disasters:

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services also produces publications to help people recover from fires: