Register, Find & Reunite with Family and Loved-ones Following the Floods

January 10, 2024 8:31 am in by
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In response to the severe weather and flooding, the Australian Red Cross has launched the Register.Find.Reunite. service as well as deploying Emergency Service team volunteers to some Emergency Relief Centres to offer Psychological First Aid and support to impacted communities. 

Australian Red Cross Victorian State Manager of Emergency Services, Fyowna Norton, says the service reconnects family and loved ones following the recent flash flooding across the state.

If you or a loved one has been impacted by the events in Bendigo, Rochester and surrounds, the Australian Red Cross encourages you to register or enquire through the Register.Find.Reunite. service via the Australian Red Cross website at from a computer or any mobile device. 

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If internet and mobile devices are down due to the emergency, people can also register and enquire in person at the Bendigo Showgrounds Emergency Relief Centre at 42 – 72 Holmes Road Bendigo, and the Echuca Relief Centre at the Echuca South Sports Pavilion High Street, Echuca. Only impacted residents are to attend the relief centre, if it is safe to get there. If you are unable to travel, please contact the SES on 132 500 or 000 if it is an emergency.

The service matches registrations from people affected by an emergency to enquiries made by their loved ones searching for news. Where a match is made, with consent, the person who enquired will be notified. 

Emergency management agencies need to know where people are during emergencies, by registering with Register.Find.Reunite. you are also letting important services know that you are OK and what support you may need.