QBCC Commissioner Richard Cassidy said there was a range of information and resources online for people and businesses affected by floods or seeking flooding assistance.
“Events like this have a huge impact on the community and we're here to help,” he said.
“We encourage anyone affected by the floods to take extra steps to stay safe during the clean-up and know there are a number of helpful guides and tips on how to start the clean-up, and how to do it safely.
“There is a flood cleaning checklist which looks at where to start with general cleaning as well as what to do with cavity walls, concrete floors, plaster board and fixtures and fittings, to name a few.
“A floods health and safety checklist looks at initial post-flood safety and awareness around electricity and gas supply, as well as strip-out and clean procedures for insulation, water damaged furniture, carpets and any other absorbent items.”
Mr Cassidy said it was important people followed these simple steps to stop any further damage to their properties, as well as keep them and their families safe.
“We know this can be an emotional time and having these checklists on hand helps take the guess work out of what needs to be done next,” he said.
If you don’t have internet access, please phone QBCC on 13 93 33.