Op Gordon – Townsville, QLD Floods

| Posted By: Kirk Jackson
Op Gordon – Townsville, QLD Floods

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Palu Tsunami

| Posted By: Anastasia Bougesis
Palu Tsunami

Our Op Recce Team working with TR network partners Team Rubicon UK, have been liaising with local authorities in Indonesia including attendance of a coordination meeting held at ASEAN AHA. The team on the ground have received approval to deliver WASH (Water Sanitation & Hygiene in Emergencies) and UAV support by the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management. Further updates will follow and you can... Read More »

Typhoon Ompong

| Posted By: Anastasia Bougesis
Typhoon Ompong

On the 22 September 2018, Team Rubicon Australia launched its first international Operational Reconnaissance Team in support of recovery efforts for Typhoon Mangkhut, known locally in the Philippines as Ompong. The typhoon brought damaging winds and rains to a countryside already saturated by weeks of monsoon rains. The typhoon impacted Filipinos across the country, with extensive landslides destroying homes and lives in several provinces. The... Read More »

Op Harding Underway

| Posted By: Anastasia Bougesis
Op Harding Underway

Op Harding is underway, with our first wave Strike Teams on the ground in Dubbo NSW contributing to relief efforts following the impact of recent droughts. The Incident Management Team (IMT) arrived in location on Aug 12 and conducted a handover with greyshirts from our Ops Reconnaissance team, who arrived on Tuesday Aug 07 to liaise with key representatives overseeing local response efforts. Operating from within the Dubbo... Read More »

Our first Strike Team arrives

| Posted By: Anastasia Bougesis
Our first Strike Team arrives

Our first Strike Teams have been deployed and are ready to get to work assisting with recovery efforts in Tathra, on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales. The call is still open for additional greyshirts to get involved and contribute, with further Strike Teams forming to deploy in the coming week. If you’re keen, put your best foot forward and register at the link... Read More »

Op Recon Team Report – Tathra

| Posted By: Anastasia Bougesis
Op Recon Team Report – Tathra

On Sunday 18 March 2018, a bushfire began in the locality of Reedy Swamp, near Tarraganda, which spread east towards Tathra. By the evening the fire had reached the town, destroying homes and blocking one of only two roads out of the town. Around 35 homes had been damaged or destroyed, by that point, as well as a local school.[11] An emergency evacuation centre for... Read More »