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What to do after a disaster or emergency

Knowing what to do after a disaster is an important part of the recovery process. You may also want to help others by volunteering or making donations.

What to do after a disaster or emergency

Find out what council are doing for specific recovery events.

Returning to normal after a disaster may be quick or difficult and prolonged.

If the event has been severe, the local disaster management group will establish a recovery committee to:

  • ensure people’s wellbeing
  • rebuild essential infrastructure
  • help economic recovery
  • rehabilitate the environment.