Flood Relief & Recovery Documents

 

This page contains links to agency documents and templates that can be used for communications in the relief and recovery phases from a flood.

This portal is intended to support existing processes only. Documents contained in this library contain generic high level messages and fact sheets. For incident specific information always ensure you contact the relevant agency communciations personnel, or check: emergency.vic.gov.au/relief.

 

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Table of Contents

Flood Recovery Documents. 1

After the flood fact sheet- animals and insect related hazards  1

After the flood fact sheet- returning home safely  1

After the flood fact sheet- mould and your health  1

Business recovery: Getting back to business as usual - Tourism Victoria  1

Business Services Recovery Guide  1

CPA Australia Disaster Recovery Toolkit targeting small business operators: 1

Emergencies and recovery by Agriculture Victoria  1

Emergencies: coping without gas or electricity  1

Emergencies: floods  1

Energy safety  1

Farm and land recovery after flood - Agriculture Victoria  1

Food safety & storage  1

Livestock after an emergency - Agriculture Victoria  1

Personal Hardship Assistance Program- Emergency Relief Assistance  1

Personal Hardship Assistance Program- Emergency-Re-establishment Assistance  1

Rural issues: losing the farm   1

Rural issues: suggestions for families in crisis  1

Trauma and children  1

Trauma and children: newborns to twoyears  1

Trauma and children: two to five years  1

Trauma and families  1

Trauma and teenagers: common reactions  1

Trauma and teenagers: tips for parents  1

Trauma- helping family or friends  1

Trauma- reaction and recovery; 1

Video- preparing your mind to survive disasters  1

Weed Warning: Drought, Fire and Flood  1

Your health and safety: during and after an emergency  1

 

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After the flood fact sheet- animals and insect related hazards

After the flood fact sheet - covers animal and insect related hazards

flood, after, emergency, safety, hazards, insects, animals, danger

After the flood fact sheet- returning home safely

After the flood fact sheet - covers returning home safely and provides an overview of the things you should think about when doing so

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After the flood fact sheet- mould and your health

After the flood- mould and your health. This fact sheet specifically relates to recovery from flood emergencies

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Business recovery: Getting back to business as usual - Tourism Victoria

 

Tourism: getting back to business as usual

In this section you will find information and resources to assist you in moving through the recovery phase including developing a recovery plan, marketing advice and tips on where to find support from government bodies and industry.

How do I?

·  Take stock and assess the impact of the crisis on my business

·  Learn what’s involved in restoring my business operations

·  Undertake recovery marketing after a crisis event

Also further links to:

· Recover checklist

· Taking stock

· Making tough decisions

· Restoring your operations

· Recovery plan

· Recovery marketing

· Managing stress

· Support and advice

 

tourism, advice, victoria, visit, crisis, emergency, recovery, plan, stress, business, operations

Business Services Recovery Guide

A guide for regions and councils on businesses and services that may be of assistance during the recovery from an incident

Business, recovery, services

CPA Australia Disaster Recovery Toolkit targeting small business operators:

 

This toolkit provides guidance to businesses impacted by a disaster – whether they have a continuity plan or not.

Following a disaster, it is anything but business as usual for you, your employees, customers, possibly your suppliers and the broader community. This guide has been prepared to assist you, as a business owner or manager, to take a considered approach to the many elements of recovery following a disaster.

Guide, toolkit, disaster, small, business

Emergencies and recovery by Agriculture Victoria

 

Relief and Recovery services provided by Agriculture Victoria.

·           assessing losses of agricultural assets and livestock, and the needs of affected persons and communities

·           assessing injured stock and provide advice on options such as humane destruction, emergency slaughter or treatment

·           assisting with humane destruction of burnt livestock where feasible

·           advising individuals, communities and governments agencies on re-establishing rural enterprises or alternative strategies for economic recovery

·           advising local councils and shires on disposal of dead or injured stock

·           advising distribution bodies (such as the Victorian Farmers Federation) on needs for donated fodder

delivering recovery projects identified by government to support the short and medium term recovery of individuals, communities and industries.

Loss, agriculture, injuries, animals, livestock, stock, rural

Emergencies: coping without gas or electricity

 Better health channel tips on how to cope without power

power, emergency, loss of power, electricity, gas, darkness, advice

Emergencies: floods

Better health channel tips for flood emergencies (encompassing both response and recovery)

Emergencies: floods – inclusive of:

·         Find out your area’s flood history

·         Have a household emergency plan

·         What to do in a flood

·         Don’t take unnecessary risks in a flood

·         Safety suggestions immediately after a flood

·         Personal hygiene is essential during floods

·         Food supplies may be contaminated

·         Preventing illness from contaminated water

·         Managing sewage overflow inside your home

·         Cleaning up after a flood

·         Where to get help

·         Things to remember

floods, risks, safety, response, recovery, advice, emergency, return, home, flood, water

Energy safety

Links to further resources for information about how to safely deal with energy disruption after an emergency

power, emergency, loss of power, electricity, gas, darkness, advice

Farm and land recovery after flood - Agriculture Victoria

Farm recovery after flood

Various information sources are listed below, to help farmers, horticulturists and animal owners to recover from floods.

Livestock

·         animal welfare in emergencies

·         drought (flood) feeding and management of beef cattle

·         drought (flood) feeding and management of sheep

·         drought (flood) feeding and management of horses

·         water damaged fodder

·         horses and floods

·         flystrike

·         disposing of carcasses after bushfire, flood or drought

·          flooding increases the risk of fire

·          floods and animal health

·         evacuating with pets

Soils and pastures

·           flood recovery – soils

·         recovery of pastures after flood

·         erosion

·         weed warning drought, fire, flood

Water

·          water quality for farm water supplies

·          water supply for stock containment

Specialty crops

·         checklist for flood recovery – grapevines

·         managing crop recovery after flooding – grapevines

·         managing crop recovery after flooding – stone fruits and almonds

External links

Dairy Australia – managing in flood and wet conditions

livestock, soil, pasture, horses, floods, fires, emergency, recovery, water, crops

Food safety & storage

Better health channel tips on how to safely store food (e.g. not refreezing thawed food)

food, safety, storage, freeze, refridgerate, fridge, store, health, recovery

Livestock after an emergency - Agriculture Victoria

 

Livestock after an emergency – includes links to further information:

·          horses and livestock in emergencies 

·         animal health after flood

·         disposal of carcases in response to bushfire, flood or drought stock containment areas

flood, after, recovery, loss, animals, disposal, health, stock, livestock, drought, agriculture, farming, farmers

Personal Hardship Assistance Program- Emergency Relief Assistance

Outlines the relief payment (PHAP) requirements and assessment conditions

PHAP, emergency, hardship, payments, assistance, personal hardship assistance program

Personal Hardship Assistance Program- Emergency-Re-establishment Assistance

Outlines the relief payment (PHAP) re-establishment requirements and assessment conditions

PHAP, emergency, hardship, payments, assistance, personal hardship assistance program, re-establishment, house, home

Pets in emergencies- Agriculture Victoria

Pets in emergencies – mainly focused on preparedness but includes following recovery advice:

·         If your pets are injured, seek veterinary treatment immediatiately

·          If your pets are lost, notify your local council, microchip registry, neighbours and nearby animal shelters. You can also check social media sources (often in emergencies a site is set up to list lost and found animals).

Pets, emergency, advice, vets, veterinary, dogs, cats

 

Public land recovery

Public land recovery: an overview of the role DELWP (previously DEPI) plays in leading recovery of public land and the natural environment following an emergency.

Recovery, land, environment, public land, natural

Power outages

Brochure detailing what to do when the power has failed during or after an emergency and information on why power outages occur.

Power, outage, recovery, emergency, flood, energy

Rural issues: losing the farm

Specific tips on how to cope with grief and loss for farmers that have lost their farm in an emergency

farm, emergency, grief, loss, farmers, agriculture, recovery

Rural issues: suggestions for families in crisis

Financial and wellbeing tips for farmers or people that live in remote communities

Wellbeing, tips, financial, advice, recover, survive

Trauma and children

Trauma fact sheets- useful to reference to for posts regarding trauma recovery for communities

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, community, communities, children, kids, social, Psychosocial

Trauma and children: newborns to twoyears

Trauma fact sheets- useful to reference to for posts regarding trauma recovery for communities

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, community, communities, newborns, little children, kids, social, Psychosocial

Trauma and children: two to five years

Trauma fact sheets- useful to reference to for posts regarding trauma recovery for communities

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, community, communities, little children, kids, toddlers, social, Psychosocial

Trauma and families

Trauma fact sheets- useful to reference to for posts regarding trauma recovery for communities

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, community, communities, family, families, Psychosocial, social

Trauma and teenagers: common reactions

Trauma fact sheets- useful to reference to for posts regarding trauma recovery for communities

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, community, communities, teenagers, teens, kids, social, Psychosocial

Trauma and teenagers: tips for parents

Trauma fact sheets- useful to reference to for posts regarding trauma recovery for communities

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, parents, parenting, teenagers, teens, kids, social, Psychosocial

Trauma- helping family or friends

Trauma fact sheets- useful to reference to for posts regarding trauma recovery for communities

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, community, communities, family, friends, social, Psychosocial

Trauma- reaction and recovery;

Trauma fact sheets- useful to reference to for posts regarding trauma recovery for communities

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, community, communities, social, Psychosocial

Video- preparing your mind to survive disasters

Video of Dr. Rob Gordon explaining how to prepare your mind to survive disasters

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, mind, community, communities, family, families, Psychosocial, social

Weed Warning: Drought, Fire and Flood

Weed Warning: Drought, Fire and Flood

 


The risk of weed invasion, and their impact on farms and the environment dramatically increases during and after an emergency such as drought, fire or flood.  Information on what to do.

 

'Weed Warning: Drought, Fire and Flood' A4 information sheet

 


'Weed Warning: Drought, Fire and Flood' DL brochure 

weed, flood, fire, drought, emergency, advice

Your health and safety: during and after an emergency

Your health and safety- health and safety tips for the community after various emergencies

health, safety, wellbeing, recovery, recover,