Researchers are hoping to hear directly from locals who have been impacted by this year’s floods.
A study is being conducted by Natural Hazards Research Australia in partnership with the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Southern Queensland and Macquarie University.
The results of the research will be used to inform strategies to improve flood safety, not just in Queensland and New South Wales, but across Australia.
Residents who were flooded or cut off by floodwaters in 2022 are being encouraged to share their experiences.
QUT’s Professor Kim Johnston says every story is important.
“You may have had to evacuate quickly due to rising floodwaters, or perhaps you were cut off by floodwaters and isolated for a period of time. We want to hear about a wide range of experiences.”
There are a number of ways to take part including conducting a phone interview, or filling out an online survey that will be distributed in October.
You can register to take part here.
The research is also being undertaken in other flooded areas across Queensland and New South Wales.
The independent research is funded by Natural Hazards Research Australia and supported by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and the NSW State Emergency Service.is independent research is funded by Natural Hazards Research Australia and supported by Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and the NSW State Emergency Service.