Saturday, November 27, 2021

Comments by Ddaved

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  • Hi All

    As an Australian, living on the outskirts of Melbourne (Victoria) 30km from the 7 Feb 2009 Black Saturday bushfires, the awareness of the devastating fire storms is upmost. I wasn’t directly affected but know people who lost multiple friends, family, some from thone family.
    Three years on there is still mental health support being given in primary and secondary schools, as well as generally in the affected communities.
    The experiences of trees (eucalyptus) literally exploding like bombs, fire-fronts traveling up to 100km/hr seperating families with no warnings and just not knowing who is safe, the psychological affects are just as devastating.
    After every major natural disaster we seem to have Royal Commissions (inquiries) to investigate how things could be done better – emergence response, essential services, health/safety, warnings and community response. The mental health and wellbeing of individuals is directly related to all these factors.

    I found this link, hope it’s beneficial to your thoughts:
    http://www.redcross.org.au/files/Lessons_Learned_by_Community_Recovery_Committees_of_the_2009_Victorian_Bushfires_v1.0.pdf