Tropical Cyclone Seroja made landfall between Kalbarri and Port Gregory on Sunday the 11th of April, bringing destructive winds and heavy rainfall to coastal areas before impacting inland communities, including our team in Geraldton.
In it's wake, Seroja has caused significant damage to the Mid-West region over an area of 700 km. Many communities now turn to focus on recovery.
Despite power outages, zero access to fuel and ATM's and loss of internet and phone communication for five days, our Geraldton team members showed their resilience and soldiered on, cleaning up from the destruction and salvaging what food they could.
When emergency services declared the area safe, our team was able to return to the office and resume services including supporting clients to make online claims with the Department of Communities.
Five weeks on and our team's positive spirits are shining through. Soon we will have new ParentsNext staff joining the office as well as the opportunity to participate in Child Safe Guarding training. Our team are also looking forward to planning and implementing an event to celebrate NAIDOC week with the Department of Justice once funding is secured.
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