State Inquiry Centre 1800 phone lines are now open to assist people in Waroona, Harvey and surrounding areas affected by the current bushfire to get in touch with their families and friends.
People who have been affected are encouraged to register with Red Cross online, by telephone or in person at an evacuation centre.
Online at register.redcross.org.au
By phone 1800 015 337
“The simplest way to let your family and friends know you’re OK or to find out that your loved ones are safe is to register with the Register.Find.Reunite. service,” said Red Cross Emergency Services State Manager, Erin Fuery. “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 register.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 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 or call 1800 015 337 to enquire through the Register.Find.Reunite. service.