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Natural disaster survey supports faster disaster assessment for producers

Flood waters by Phillip Flores via UnsplashWith extreme weather events just around the corner, now’s the time for Queensland producers to get ready.

As part of preparing for the disaster season, producers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries’ Natural Disaster Impact Survey.

The survey has been designed to support producers who have experienced losses or damage to their property during a disaster event. The information collected through the survey helps the Queensland Government determine the appropriate level of disaster recovery assistance to provide under jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Producers can also complete the survey via the Department of Agricultural and Fisheries’ natural disaster ehub during and after a natural disaster event. It’s easy to use and takes less than five minutes to complete.

Don’t forget about food safety in an emergency

In the aftermath of a severe weather event, food safety may be low on the list of priorities, but being prepared and having a solid plan of action can help reduce the impact on your business.

Safe Food has prepared some useful resources to plan for and recover from disruptions to the operation of your food business:

  1. Emergency Preparation Checklist
  2. Advice for food businesses to assist in recovering from an emergency
  3. Keep food safe after a storm, flood or power outage