EMBASSY STATEMENT ON AUSTRALIAN FLOODS
Floods across Australia’s north-eastern state of Queensland have caused significant loss of life and massive damage to property. There is a serious risk of further flooding over the period 12-13 January.
Australia’s State and federal emergency services are working hard to provide relief to flood-affected communities. While we have no specific information on the number of Filipinos affected by the floods, we would advise any Philippine nationals in the flood-affected areas to monitor the local media and follow the instructions of Queensland authorities.
As the Philippines suffers widespread flooding across Southern Luzon, the Eastern Visayas and northern Mindanao, Australia extends its heartfelt sympathies to victims of those floods, as well as to those who have had to evacuate their homes.