DISASTERMAPPER

An interactive resource plotting
Australia’s disasters on the map

DINGO CREEK

Interactive game where students
travel back in time to save Dingo Creek

DIGITAL STORIES

As told by survivors and others involved
in some of our worst natural disasters

Disaster Resilience Education For Schools

For teachers and students, this toolkit of disaster resilience education resources focuses on both individual and community resilience, vital components to developing a shared understanding of the critical role everyone plays in developing a disaster resilient Australia.

Resources are designed to be flexible to individual learning styles and are aligned to curriculum.

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Cyclone Steve 2000

27 February
Cyclone Steve caused major flooding between Cairns and Mareeba. A record flood level of 12.4 metres was reached at Mareeba at 4.37 am on 28 February 2000, with 90 people requiring evacuation and the railway bridge washed away. Many buildings in Cairns suffered severe water damage including the Cairns Hospital. Wind gusts of up to 150 km per hour caused several buildings in Cairns and Kuranda to lose their roofs. Hundreds of trees were uprooted and powerlines were brought down throughout the district, disrupting supplies to more than 40,000 residents.

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