Team Rubicon Australia are deployed to Townsville, QLD to assist in flood recovery efforts. In January 2019, a tropical low settled over Far North Queensland. The rainfall that ensued exceeded previous records. The level of rainfall in some areas exceeded annual totals in one week . Team Rubicon's task force will provide: Muck and Gut, Debris Removal, Chainsaw Ops, Spontaneous Volunteer Management and as required clean up efforts to affected communities in coordination with authorities.
In late January 2019, a tropical low settled over Far North Queensland. The rainfall that ensued exceeded previous records by a significant margin and led to extensive flooding in around Townsville. The level of rainfall in some areas exceeded annual totals in one week. The Ross River Dam reached over 200% of normal levels and triggered automatic opening of flood gates that further exacerbated the flooding in Townsville. At the time of writing, the event is ongoing. Townsville.
TR will safely, rapidly, and efficiently deploy a disaster recovery task-force to support Townsville DRT. Effectively integrate into the overall disaster recovery effort and official Queensland Reconstruction Authority & Townsville City Council. Assist in protection of life, preservation of property, incident stabilization, and speed the transition to recovery by providing Muck and Gut, Debris Removal, Chainsaw Ops, Spontaneous Volunteer Management, clean up services, and other services.
Assist and support the local affected communities to offer them the best opportunity to recover and rebuild form this catastrophic event. In particular the early intervention and actions following flood water receding gives the best chance for homes and property to recover before the long term consequences of flood damage (mold etc) can take hold.