RED Cross has opened Register.Find.Reunite. to assist people affected by bushfires in the North Grampians region to get in touch with their families and friends.
People who have been affected in the North Grampians area are encouraged to register with Red Cross online, by telephone or in person at a relief centre.
“The simplest way to let your family and friends know you’re OK or to find out that your loved ones aresafe is to register with the Register.Find.Reunite.
service,” Red Cross State Manager Emergency Services, Adam Dent, said.
“The service helps find and reunite family, friends and loved ones during a disaster.”
“Being separated from family and friends is one of the most stressful things a person can experience during an emergency. Not knowing where your loved ones are, not being able to get a hold of them by phone or email adds to that anxiety.”
People can register with the Register.Find.Reunite. service on the Red Cross website at www.redcross.org.au from a computer or any mobile device.
If internet and mobile devices are down due to the emergency, people can also register in person at an evacuation or relief centre.
If you are unable to contact a loved one who may have been affected by a large scale disaster in Australia, visit the Red Cross website to enquire through the Register.Find.Reunite. service.