Recovering from disasters

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After the immediate danger of an emergency or disaster has passed, you should continue to exercise caution to stay safe during the clean-up and recovery process.

Remember to give yourself time. Recovering from an emergency can be a gradual process.

Council has provided some resources and links below to help you recover from a disaster. Please contact Council if you have any questions on 02 6566 3200 or visit the Resilience NSW website.  


Background on Council's Recovery Team

In 2019, in the aftermath of the Black Summer bushfires' worst days in our shire, Kempsey Shire Council formed a Recovery team to assist the community.

In early 2020, with the support of Resilience NSW, Council established the Recovery Hub on Tozer St at West Kempsey to bring together all the services recovering Macleay Valley residents might need. This model was the first of its kind and has since been replicated around the state.

When the March 2021 flood event impacted huge portions of our community, the Recovery Hub was restructured to assist with flood response and recovery.

In July 2021 Council's Recovery unit moved to the Customer Service Centre on Tozer St and became the Readiness and Recovery Team to reflect a new focus on helping the community to prepare for disaster.