A destructive category 4 cyclone has hit North Queensland today (28 March). Debbie crossed the coast over the Whitsundays between Bowen and Proserpine, leaving behind a trail of devastation caused by torrential rain, floods and wind gusts of up to 230kmph.
We hope that no Swiss have come to harm. For those that have been affected and are in need of emergency help, please be advised that the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad is administering the ‘Schnyder von Wartensee Foundation’, which provides aid to Swiss victims of natural disasters. Please contact your CSA delegates or the Swiss Consulate General for more information. The Swiss Community Care Society Inc also provides relief, assistance and support to Swiss in need. Contact Lorly Wihler on (07) 3298 5300 or firstname.lastname@example.org