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Did you stay with your home or business, or evacuate during the recent floods?

We are inviting residents and business owners in the Richmond, Brunswick and Tweed river catchments to participate in an online survey. We are interested in your experiences of evacuating and/or staying with your property during the floods following tropical cyclone Debbie on March 31st.

We recognise that many families have experienced significant losses as a result of the flooding and we sincerely apologise for any distress completing this survey may cause. If you require support, you can access free counselling and support through Lifeline (ph: 13 11 14) or the Flood Support Line (available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm, ph: 1300 137 934).

This survey is being conducted by Risk Frontiers at Macquarie University in conjunction with the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) and the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Co-operative Research Centre (BNHCRC). By telling us about your experience you will be making an important contribution to improving community safety during extreme flooding events. The results of this survey will help improve community engagement and emergency management policy, and will be available publicly.

Participation in this survey is voluntary. All information will remain confidential. This project has been approved by the Macquarie University Human Research Ethics Committee. The survey should take 20 minutes to complete. The survey closes on Monday 31 July.

If you have any questions or concerns about this survey, please contact Dr. Katharine Haynes on

Thank you for your time and help,

Katharine Haynes
Dr Katharine Haynes | Senior Research Fellow
Department of Geography and Planning
Macquarie University | Sydney 2109 Australia


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