In Early March of 2022 Southeast QLD and northern NSW was devastated by unprecedented catastrophic flooding. In Queensland alone, the deluge delivered over 80% of the state’s annual rainfall within 3 days, with more than 30 suburbs receiving over 1000mm of rain over that short time period.
This has resulted in at least 21 deaths, over 20,000 homes affected, and tens of thousands of residents evacuated, with homeowners returning to find their homes and belongings damaged by high levels of sewage-infested blackwater.
Samaritan’s Purse disaster response teams responded in Goodna, Ipswich QLD, comforting, assessing, and creating work-orders to provide urgent and much-needed recovery to flood-damaged homes. Volunteers are currently providing free assistance to flood-damaged homeowners including:
- Debris clean-up
- Mucking out flooded homes
- Removing damaged walls/cabinets/flooring
- Mould removal and sanitation.