This page lists online national flood and emergency resources (Maps, Social Media, Services), that are not state specific.
For state specific resources, please refer to the QLD, NSW or VIC pages.
ongoing floods. On this page, I will maintain an overview of online resources that can assist the affected communities nationally in dealing with this disaster while it happens, and in the aftermath.
As resources will come and go, this will be a bit of a moving feast, but with your help, I will try & keep it as current and accurate as possible.
If you have any suggestions or links to be added, please comment below, or send me a tweet (@mvandervlugt) or email (mauritsrutger -at- gmail.com).
And please share this page with others!
All our best wishes go out to all the people affected by this disaster.
Emergency Services & Government Agencie
- Bureau of Meteorology:
National Weather & Warnings: http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/
- ABC: http://www.abc.net.au/news/
ABC Radio Frequencies for your area: http://www.abc.net.au/reception/freq/
- News Limited Floods page: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/floodrelief/flood-info-centre-updates-reports-warnings-advice-and-how-you-can-help/story-fn7ik2te-1225985436806
- Crikey Floods Coverage: http://www.crikey.com.au/topic/queensland-floods/
- Project EPIC "Tweak the Tweets": http://www.cs.colorado.edu/~starbird/aux_time_3.html
Filters and Maps relevant Twitter messages by type and time.
- ESRI Australia Flooding Map: http://www.esri.com/services/disaster-response/australia-flooding-map-2011/index.html
Maps Tweets, RSS, Photos, Videos. Allows users to add their own reports.
- EveryMap Community Alerts: http://www.everymap.com.au/main
- BOM National River Maps: http://www.bom.gov.au/hydro/flood/
- Google Mash-up of flood maps for all of Australia: http://mapvisage.appspot.com/static/floodmap/map.html
- EveryMap: http://www.everymap.com.au/.
Live community reports submitted online, by SMS, email or Twitter. Register for localised alerts
- Australian Early Warning Network (EWN): http://ewn.com.au/
Register for localised alerts by SMS or email
- Online dicsussion: are you affected by the floods? http://www.tanglerlive.com/conversation/4206
How can I (find) help?
- OzFloodHelp (by GetUp!). Offer and find a place to stay: https://www.ozfloodhelp.org/home/index
- Floodaid: Connecting those in need with those who can help: http://floodaid.com.au/
- Salvation Army: http://salvos.org.au/
- Australian Red Cross: http://www.redcross.org.au/default.asp