Logan's resilience shines as storms rage on

Amid the disbelief and heartbreak that followed the ‘rain bomb’ that smashed  this past weekend, the Logan community has rallied as the focus moves from emergency to recovery.

Dozens of City of Logan homes have been inundated, with numbers expected to rise as Logan City Council investigates the full extent of the damage.

As roads open up and the city gets moving again, stories are emerging of neighbours helping each other and providing practical and emotional support to others, even as they are left stranded, without power, or both. From social media call-outs offering shelter and food, to people rolling up their sleeves and helping with the early stages of cleaning up, the Logan community has again showed its big heart and firm mateship.

City of Logan Mayor Darren Power says Council is committed to assisting in every way it can.

‘This is our community, and we will be doing everything we can to help them,’ Cr Power says.

‘We want to determine exactly how residents and businesses have been affected and what we can do to restore their way of life and day-to-day operations.’

Council and its disaster management partners have been resupplying isolated communities.

Essential supplies are being delivered and welfare checks conducted with impacted residents.

Cr Power said Council, emergency services and volunteers were working around the clock to support those most impacted.

‘I thank them for their tireless work in supporting our community,’  he said.

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Eligible community organisations, schools and social enterprises can apply for up to $5000 from Logan City Council to support community response and recovery efforts. Flood related applications will be fast-tracked. More information about Community Response Grants and the online application form can be found at: logan.qld.gov.au/cdf

Flood-affected residents are eligible to apply for the Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment of $1000 per adult and $400 per eligible child through Services Australia.

Residents can also access financial assistance and support services from the Queensland Government, including Emergency Hardship Assistance grants of up to $180 per person and $900 for a family of five or more.

Grant applications can be made at communityrecovery.qld.gov.au/

To report potholes and other damage please call Council’s Customer Service on 3412 3412.

For flood emergency assistance, contact the SES on 132 500. For life-threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000).

Keep up to date on Logan’s disaster dashboard.

Drone footage of Logan - 2 March 2022 - courtesy of Hayden Molloy

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