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Christmas Storms Update

8:49PM AEST / 25 December 2014

SES volunteers have been busy on Christmas Day attending to just over 120 calls for emergency assistance.... » more

Managing flood risks is everyone's responsibility

10:34AM AEST / 22 December 2014

For the first time, the NSW SES is focusing on a shared community responsibility around managing flood risks as part of its review of the State Flood Plan.... » more

NSW SES State Plans

9:29AM AEST / 19 December 2014

NSW SES is reviewing the State Flood, Hawkesbury-Nepean and Tsunami Plans.

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NSW Government Announces New SES Commissioner

1:02PM AEST / 18 December 2014

The NSW Government has today announced the appointment of Mr Adam Dent as the new SES Commissioner.... » more

Severe Weather Thursday Morning Update

7:13AM AEST / 11 December 2014

While Sydney and the Illawarra are no longer expected to get heavy rain today, the north east of the State is still in line for heavy rain and severe storms in coming days.... » more

Update re Rain for Eastern NSW

6:15PM AEST / 10 December 2014

The SES asks People to be Prepared with Heavy rain on the Way for Eastern NSW.... » more

Prepare for Expected Heavy Rain in Eastern NSW

8:12PM AEST / 9 December 2014

The NSW SES is asking people in eastern NSW to prepare for heavy rain later this week.... » more

Severe weather impacts NSW

7:18AM AEST / 9 December 2014

NSW SES volunteers have been busy overnight responding to more than 300 storm jobs across Sydney and the Illawarra after severe storms impacted the area. Severe weather has been affecting New South Wales since Saturday which has seen the NSW SES receive 1,725 requests for assistance mainly for leaking and damaged roofs as well as trees down.... » more

Sunday Evening Storm Update

8:59PM AEST / 7 December 2014

The NSW SES has now received over 600 calls for help following severe storms today.... » more

Storms Update Sunday

11:00AM AEST / 7 December 2014

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Prepare Now for Stormy Saturday

8:01AM AEST / 6 December 2014

Prepare for Severe Storms Today... » more

Storms Lash State with More on the Way

6:51AM AEST / 5 December 2014

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International Volunteer Day

3:21PM AEST / 4 December 2014

Friday December 5th is International Volunteer Day

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Meet Liam Sims

1:45PM AEST / 3 December 2014

Today is International Day of People with Disability

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A flood of orange for SES volunteers

4:24PM AEST / 12 November 2014

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Strong winds batter Western Sydney and tablelands

3:03PM AEST / 27 October 2014

Winds gusting to 120km/hr are bringing down trees and powerlines in western Sydney and on the tablelands this afternoon.... » more

Storm Response to Finish Today

8:40AM AEST / 16 October 2014

The NSW SES is expecting to wrap up the response to severe weather today.... » more

Damaging surf conditions for NSW Coast

3:14PM AEST / 15 October 2014

The Bureau of Meteorology have updated the Severe Weather Warning this afternoon with damaging surf impacting the NSW coast for people in the Hunter, Central Coast, Sydney and Illawarra.... » more

NSW Thunderstorm Morning Weather

10:32AM AEST / 15 October 2014

NSW SES received a total of 1629 jobs throughout the State overnight... » more

Severe Weather Update Wednesday Morning

3:37AM AEST / 15 October 2014

The NSW SES has now received over 1,230 requests for emergency help following severe weather in eastern NSW.... » more

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Christmas Storms Update

8:49PM AEST / 25 December 2014

SES volunteers have been busy on Christmas Day attending to just over 120 calls for emergency assistance....

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Managing flood risks is everyone's responsibility

10:34AM AEST / 22 December 2014

For the first time, the NSW SES is focusing on a shared community responsibility around managing flood risks as part of its review of the State Flood Plan....

Read more

NSW SES State Plans

9:29AM AEST / 19 December 2014

NSW SES is reviewing the State Flood, Hawkesbury-Nepean and Tsunami Plans.

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NSW Government Announces New SES Commissioner

1:02PM AEST / 18 December 2014

The NSW Government has today announced the appointment of Mr Adam Dent as the new SES Commissioner....

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Severe Weather Thursday Morning Update

7:13AM AEST / 11 December 2014

While Sydney and the Illawarra are no longer expected to get heavy rain today, the north east of the State is still in line for heavy rain and severe storms in coming days....

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Update re Rain for Eastern NSW

6:15PM AEST / 10 December 2014

The SES asks People to be Prepared with Heavy rain on the Way for Eastern NSW....

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Prepare for Expected Heavy Rain in Eastern NSW

8:12PM AEST / 9 December 2014

The NSW SES is asking people in eastern NSW to prepare for heavy rain later this week....

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Severe weather impacts NSW

7:18AM AEST / 9 December 2014

NSW SES volunteers have been busy overnight responding to more than 300 storm jobs across Sydney and the Illawarra after severe storms impacted the area. Severe weather has been affecting New South Wales since Saturday which has seen the NSW SES receive 1,725 requests for assistance mainly for leaking and damaged roofs as well as trees down....

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Sunday Evening Storm Update

8:59PM AEST / 7 December 2014

The NSW SES has now received over 600 calls for help following severe storms today....

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Storms Update Sunday

11:00AM AEST / 7 December 2014

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Prepare Now for Stormy Saturday

8:01AM AEST / 6 December 2014

Prepare for Severe Storms Today...

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Storms Lash State with More on the Way

6:51AM AEST / 5 December 2014

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International Volunteer Day

3:21PM AEST / 4 December 2014

Friday December 5th is International Volunteer Day

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Meet Liam Sims

1:45PM AEST / 3 December 2014

Today is International Day of People with Disability

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A flood of orange for SES volunteers

4:24PM AEST / 12 November 2014

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Strong winds batter Western Sydney and tablelands

3:03PM AEST / 27 October 2014

Winds gusting to 120km/hr are bringing down trees and powerlines in western Sydney and on the tablelands this afternoon....

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Storm Response to Finish Today

8:40AM AEST / 16 October 2014

The NSW SES is expecting to wrap up the response to severe weather today....

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Damaging surf conditions for NSW Coast

3:14PM AEST / 15 October 2014

The Bureau of Meteorology have updated the Severe Weather Warning this afternoon with damaging surf impacting the NSW coast for people in the Hunter, Central Coast, Sydney and Illawarra....

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NSW Thunderstorm Morning Weather

10:32AM AEST / 15 October 2014

NSW SES received a total of 1629 jobs throughout the State overnight...

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Severe Weather Update Wednesday Morning

3:37AM AEST / 15 October 2014

The NSW SES has now received over 1,230 requests for emergency help following severe weather in eastern NSW....

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Severe Weather Hits Eastern NSW

11:28PM AEST / 14 October 2014

The NSW SES has received over 500 calls for help including 38 flood rescues as severe weather affects eastern NSW....

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Weather Update 14th October

1:35PM AEST / 14 October 2014

Damaging winds of 60 to 70km per hour with peak gusts of 90 to 110km per hour in the coastal Illawarra and Metro areas are expected during the mid to late afternoon, with Hunter being impacted later this evening....

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Severe Weather 14 October 2014

11:56AM AEST / 14 October 2014

Today the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds, heavy rainfall and damaging surf....

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NSW SES Young Volunteers of the Year

11:57AM AEST / 10 September 2014

NSW SES Queanbeyan volunteer, Brent Hunter and NSW SES Armidale Dumaresq volunteer, Shirley Heap have been honoured as the inaugural NSW SES Young Volunteers of the Year in a ceremony at NSW Parliament House....

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StormSafe Campaign Launched

8:34AM AEST / 9 September 2014

The New South Wales State Emergency Service has launched this year's StormSafe campaign and StormSafe Week for 2014....

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Severe Weather Warning Update

9:55AM AEST / 3 September 2014

With winds starting to ease in the Illawarra and Southern Sydney, residents of the Hunter and Mid North Coast are preparing for strong winds this morning....

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NSW SES crews refining their skills in Flood Rescue

9:33AM AEST / 3 September 2014

A total of 20 NSW SES volunteers gathered over a weekend in Mungindi recently for the annual Flood Boat Weekend. The aim of the workshop was to upskill in Flood Rescue techniques and navigating through low water levels and to learn from more experienced flood rescue operators. 6 Flood boats were used for the weekend which was held on the Barwon River and upstream from Mungindi....

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Severe Weather Warning - Metro, Mid North Coast, Hunter & Illawarra

8:27AM AEST / 3 September 2014

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has renewed a Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds and damaging surf for people in the Metropolitan, Mid North Coast, Hunter and Illawarra forecast districts....

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Severe Weather Warning - Metro, Mid North Coast, Hunter & Illawarra

8:55AM AEST / 2 September 2014

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has issued a Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds and damaging surf for people in the Metropolitan, Mid North Coast, Hunter and Illawarra forecast districts...

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Wear it Purple

10:22AM AEST / 29 August 2014

"Joining forces for diversity"...

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Severe Weather Warning for Lord Howe Island Cancelled

4:06PM AEST / 28 August 2014

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has cancelled the Severe Weather Warning for damaging wind and damaging surf for Lord Howe Island....

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Cancellation of Severe Weather Warning for the Northern Rivers

11:15AM AEST / 28 August 2014

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has Cancelled the Severe Weather Warning for people in the Northern Rivers forecast district...

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Tomorrow is 'Wear it Purple' Day

9:42AM AEST / 28 August 2014

This Friday, 29th August 2014 NSW State Emergency Service will be showing their support for ‘Wear it Purple’ day, an initiative for sexuality and gender diverse young people....

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Flood rescues prompt reminder to stay clear of floodwater

6:29AM AEST / 28 August 2014

NSW SES volunteers have responded to five flood rescues on the New South Wales north coast over night, prompting a reminder to residents to stay clear of floodwater....

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Wednesday Afternoon Update

4:34PM AEST / 27 August 2014

The NSW SES has now received 260 calls for emergency help with heavy rain and flash flooding occuring in the north east of the State....

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Minor Flood Warning - Orara River

11:59AM AEST / 27 August 2014

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has issued a minor flood warning for the Orara River at Glenreagh...

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Minor Flood Warning Hastings River

10:26AM AEST / 27 August 2014

The bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has issued a minor flood warning for the Hastings River at Kindee Bridge....

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Minor Flood Warning for the Bellinger River at Thora.

9:31AM AEST / 27 August 2014

The bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has issued a minor flood warning for the Bellinger River at Thora....

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Severe Weather Warning Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast

7:19AM AEST / 27 August 2014

The Severe Weather Warning for heavy rain for people in the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast and Northern Tablelands forecast districts issued by Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) is still active....

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Severe Weather Warning - Lord Howe Island

3:48PM AEST / 26 August 2014

Severe Weather Warning for DAMAGING WIND AND DAMAGING SURF for Lord Howe Island....

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Severe Weather Warning

2:38PM AEST / 26 August 2014

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has issued a severe weather warning for heavy rain for people in the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast forecast districts....

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Warren Smith - Winner NRMA Community Connect Award

1:04PM AEST / 26 August 2014

Warren Smith (Ryde Unit) - Winner of an NRMA Community Connect Award...

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A Flood Watch for the Bellinger Orara Richmond Wilson & Brunswick Valleys

12:48PM AEST / 26 August 2014

A Flood Watch for the Bellinger, Orara, Richmond, Wilson and Brunswick Valleys has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM)....

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Heavy rain on the way for coastal New South Wales

8:50AM AEST / 26 August 2014

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned of heavy rain for parts of coastal NSW over the next few days....

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Central West Region Fleet Delivery

12:39PM AEST / 25 August 2014

At 11am on Saturday, 23 August 2014, the Bathurst, Blayney, Burraga, Molong and Portland Units of the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) were presented with brand new response vehicles....

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Flickr Announcement

10:46AM AEST / 22 August 2014

Corporate Communications are pleased to announce the launch of the NSW SES Flickr page. Flickr is a photo and video hosting website and provides a way for the public, media, other agencies to quickly access SES images....

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Severe Weather - Afternoon Update

2:11PM AEST / 19 August 2014

The NSW SES volunteers have been in the field today attending to jobs. 1120 calls have now been received and the 563 volunteers that have attended jobs should be congratulated on an extremely high completion rate....

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Morning Update Severe Weather

7:40AM AEST / 19 August 2014

Cancellation of Severe Weather Warning for people in the Metropolitan, Hunter, Illawarra and South Coast forecast districts...

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Afternoon Severe Weather Wrap-up

5:58PM AEST / 18 August 2014

The NSW SES has now received 760 calls for help, following damaging winds and heavy rain along the south and central coasts....

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Severe Weather Afternoon Update

1:36PM AEST / 18 August 2014

The NSW SES is continuing to respond to damage caused by strong winds and heavy rain with the Metropolitan and Illawarra the worst affected areas. Over 500 calls for assistance have now been received. The majority of the calls received by the SES are for leaking roofs or for fallen trees and branches....

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Severe Weather Warning Updated to include Hunter

10:13AM AEST / 18 August 2014

A low pressure system is located off the NSW south coast is forecast to move north today bringing heavy rain, gale-force winds and dangerous surf conditions to the South Coast and Illawarra. Gale-force winds and dangerous surf conditions are forecast to extend to the Sydney Metropolitan and Hunter coast from this afternoon....

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Evening Severe Weather Update

11:29PM AEST / 17 August 2014

The Bureau of Meteorology have updated their Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds and heavy rain for people in the Metropolitan, Illawarra and South Coast forecast districts this evening....

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Afternoon Severe Weather Update

1:35PM AEST / 17 August 2014

The NSW SES has now received just over 100 calls for assistance as heavy rain and strong winds begin affecting the central and southern coastal areas....

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Severe Weather Warning for South Coast and Illawarra

8:24AM AEST / 17 August 2014

A Severe Weather Warning has been issued for the Illawarra and South Coast with gales and heavy rain expected. The SES urges affected residents to prepare now....

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Pride of the Illawarra awards winner - Grant McClory

11:40AM AEST / 12 August 2014

Congratulations go to Grant McClory for winning the major award for professionals at the 2014 Pride of the Illawarra awards....

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Damaging Winds to Affect SE NSW

11:26AM AEST / 18 July 2014

The Bureau of Meteorology have advised damaging winds are likely to affect parts of SE NSW today including the Illawarra, Hunter and Sydney Metro....

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Watch out for Windy Wednesday

10:23PM AEST / 8 July 2014

Windy weather is set to return to parts of South East NSW, with snow on the central and southern ranges....

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Help the NSW SES Build a Better Website

4:38PM AEST / 7 July 2014

The NSW SES is asking members of the community to complete a short survey which will help us to build a better website for you....

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Safety in the snow these school holidays

2:33PM AEST / 7 July 2014

The recent damaging winds and blizzard conditions in the Snowy Mountains have highlighted the importance of keeping safe in the snow, with a reminder to holiday-makers in alpine areas to take care when severe weather strikes....

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Strong winds persist across south east NSW

9:31AM AEST / 29 June 2014

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SES asks households to prepare for more windy weather

1:59PM AEST / 28 June 2014

The NSW SES is asking households in south east NSW to be on alert for more damaging winds this weekend...

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Icy and windy conditions over the weekend

3:30PM AEST / 27 June 2014

Damaging winds around 60 to 65 km/p are forecast for Saturday...

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Prepare now for severe weather

2:28PM AEST / 26 June 2014

The NSW SES is urging residents in southeast New South Wales to prepare for more strong winds and icy conditions this weekend, with many school-holidaymakers expected to be out and about....

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Windstorm Afternoon Update

4:09PM AEST / 25 June 2014

The NSW SES has received around 1300 calls for assistance....

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Windstorm Update

12:15PM AEST / 25 June 2014

The NSW SES continues to respond to requests for help following severe winds....

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NSW SES volunteers respond to hundreds of calls for help

9:10PM AEST / 24 June 2014

NSW SES volunteers have been busy responding to more than 800 calls for assistance as damaging winds buffet much of south-eastern New South Wales. More than 300 volunteers have been working around the clock to help residents who have suffered damage to their properties as a result of these strong winds....

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Damaging Winds extending to Coast and Central Ranges on Tuesday

12:29PM AEST / 23 June 2014

The Bureau has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds and blizzard conditions....

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Resignation of NSW SES Commissioner

12:15PM AEST / 12 June 2014

NSW SES Commissioner Murray Kear has resigned....

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SES Volunteer Receives Emergency Services Medal

9:48AM AEST / 9 June 2014

New South Wales SES volunteer Mr James (Jim) Andrew Pullin has received the Emergency Services Medal (ESM) today for over 50 years of service to the NSW State Emergency Service and the community....

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Sydney's flash flooding zones snare drivers

6:05AM AEST / 2 June 2014

NSW SES volunteers have been busy over the past two months rescuing drivers from floodwater across Sydney's flash flooding hotspots. June is NSW SES FloodSafe month and a timely reminder to stay clear of areas affected by flash floods....

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ICAC report received

11:13AM AEST / 28 May 2014

For more information on the ICAC report please visit: www.icac.nsw.gov.au...

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Emergency service cadets honoured

1:34PM AEST / 14 May 2014

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At 17, Ainslie is one of our youngest NSW SES Volunteers

10:02AM AEST / 13 May 2014

I spend my spare time saving people from natural disaster emergencies...

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Interested in developing your leadership skills?

3:20PM AEST / 23 April 2014

Then register for the Disaster Resilience Leadership Project...

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Sydney Hailstorm 15th Anniversary

9:16AM AEST / 14 April 2014

Today marks 15 years since the Sydney Hailstorm of 1999, which remains the costliest insured disaster in Australian history....

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Minister for Emergency Services visits NSW SES State Headquarters

4:24PM AEST / 11 April 2014

The Minister for Emergency Services has paid a visit today to the NSW SES State Headquarters in Wollongong....

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Severe Weather for South Coast later Friday and into Saturday

8:19AM AEST / 11 April 2014

Gale force winds and heavy rain are expected to develop on the South Coast later today. The SES asks residents to be prepared....

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Meet our Youth Week volunteer Rachael Cunneen

1:09PM AEST / 10 April 2014

To celebrate Youth Week, we have profiled one of the many SES young volunteers within the NSW SES....

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The NSW SES has now adopted Twitter Alerts

7:02AM AEST / 4 April 2014

To subscribe to important NSW SES notifications you can do directly to the NSW SES setup page, click here to find out more......

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Cancellation of current weather warnings

5:38AM AEST / 4 April 2014

The Severe Weather Warning and Severe Thunderstorm Warning have both been cancelled early this morning, though forecasted moderate rain is still anticipated....

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Storms and rain for inland and south east NSW.

11:12AM AEST / 3 April 2014

The NSW SES Is asking people in affected areas to prepare ahead of expected severe weather in coming days....

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Heavy rain to affect southern and inland NSW.

5:25PM AEST / 2 April 2014

Heavy rain is forecast for the South Coast, the Snowy Mountains Ranges and the Northern and Central Inland NSW regions over next few days. The NSW SES is well prepared and asking the community in affected areas to get ready....

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NSW SES Volunteers clock up 90,000 hours in storm season

8:54AM AEST / 31 March 2014

As the official storm season draws to a close today, statistics are being tallied showing that NSW SES volunteers spent over 90,000 hours responding to storm jobs across the state....

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Severe storms affect western Sydney.

8:38AM AEST / 31 March 2014

The NSW SES continues to respond after severe storms in the Southern Highlands, western Sydney and Blue Mountains....

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Flood Update Friday Afternoon

12:22PM AEST / 28 March 2014

Weather conditions are easing in north east NSW, however flooding is still occuring on several river systems....

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Flood Warnings for North East NSW

8:50AM AEST / 28 March 2014

Flood Warnings have been issued this morning for parts of North East NSW...

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Flood Watch for Gwydir and Upper Macintyre River Valleys

11:08AM AEST / 27 March 2014

The Bureau has issued a Flood Watch for Gwydir and Upper Macintyre River Valleys at 10:24am on Thursday 27 March 2014...

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Severe Weather Update Tuesday Afternoon

2:00PM AEST / 25 March 2014

The NSW SES has now responded to over 700 calls for emergency help from the public following torrential rain and flash flooding yesterday. Further rain is forecast in coming days....

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Illawarra and South Coast Weather Update

6:56AM AEST / 25 March 2014

The NSW SES has now received over 144 emergency calls for help since 10pm last night....

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Severe Weather Update

6:17PM AEST / 24 March 2014

The NSW SES has now received over 310 calls for emergency help following a day of torrential rain and flash flooding across Sydney and the Illawarra....

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Heavy Rain Causes Flash Flooding in Sydney

2:47PM AEST / 24 March 2014

The NSW SES has responded to over 160 calls for help and undertaken two flood rescues as heavy rain hits Sydney....

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Be Prepared for Heavy Rain in Eastern NSW this Week

9:02AM AEST / 24 March 2014

The NSW SES is asking people to be prepared following Bureau of Meteorology advice that heavy rain is likely to affect eastern areas of NSW this week. A severe weather warning has been issued....

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Seniors Week 2014

10:14AM AEST / 18 March 2014

Seniors Week is being celebrated across New South Wales from 15 March – 23 March 2014. The week celebrates the over 60s community with many local events being hosted throughout the State....

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International Women’s Day 2014

1:45PM AEST / 7 March 2014

International Women’s Day is being celebrated around the world on 8 March 2014....

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NSW SES and NSW SES Volunteer's Association Working Together on Roadshow Project

12:36PM AEST / 4 March 2014

The NSW SES and the NSW SES Volunteer's Association are going on a roadshow around NSW to gather member feedback....

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Weather on Central Coast and Hunter Eases

2:51PM AEST / 28 February 2014

Localised flooding on the Central Coast and in the Hunter has eased this afternoon with the NSW SES having received over 120 calls for assistance....

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Heavy Rain for Hunter and Central Coast Causes Local Flooding

9:13AM AEST / 28 February 2014

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a Severe Weather Warning for people living in the Hunter this morning as a slow moving trough near the Central Coast resulted in heavy rain over the Central Coast earlier today....

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Thunderstorm warnings for NSW this afternoon

3:49PM AEST / 19 February 2014

So far NSW SES has received 30 calls for help across the state. majority of the jobs are for leaking roofs and fallen trees....

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NSW SES prepares for heavy rainfall in Sydney and northern/west New South Wales

12:04PM AEST / 19 February 2014

Sydney may experience between 10 to 30 mls of rainfall with the possibility of up to 50 mls. North west of the state can expect widespread rainfalls ranging between 20 to 30 mls....

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Australia Day Honours and Awards

2:24PM AEST / 31 January 2014

The New South Wales State Emergency Service recognises the tireless efforts of the following NSW SES members who all received Australia Day honours or awards for their contribution to their local communities and to the greater Australian Community:...

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Two NSW SES members honoured with Emergency Services Medal

12:01PM AEST / 28 January 2014

The New South Wales State Emergency Service (NSW SES) would like to acknowledge two of our wonderful NSW SES members who were formally recognised on Australia Day for their contribution to the Australian community....

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Are you TsunamiSafe?

9:47AM AEST / 23 January 2014

Would you know what to do if there was a tsunami warning near you? If you answered “no” and live or holiday in coastal areas, then the new NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) TsunamiSafe website is a must for you to find out how you can be prepared in the event of a tsunami....

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A year of caring for the community... rain, hail or tornado

2:18PM AEST / 20 December 2013

Nature certainly threw some challenges in the way of the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) this year as storms and floods took a back seat to tornadoes....

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NSW SES Cadets a big hit in the West

3:10PM AEST / 10 December 2013

There were smiles all round as a proud group of young people from Broken Hill and Willyama High schools graduated from the NSW State Emergency Service...

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Congratulations to NSW SES Resilient Australia Awards Finalists

5:06PM AEST / 9 December 2013

Congratulations to our wonderful members whose innovative community awareness projects were recognised at the 2013 Resilient Australia Awards....

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Don't worry, get App Emergency+

12:07PM AEST / 6 December 2013

The NSW SES, as part of the Triple Zero Awareness Working Group has assisted to develop a new emergency smartphone app....

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Strong winds cause havoc across Sydney

10:09AM AEST / 6 December 2013

It was a busy afternoon and evening for our volunteers yesterday as strong winds roared across the state. The wind in some parts of Sydney exceeded 100km/hr bringing down large trees and causing damage to roofs....

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International Volunteer Day 2013 – thank you to our NSW SES volunteers

12:11PM AEST / 5 December 2013

Today is the United Nations International Volunteer Day where we celebrate the wonderful contribution and difference volunteers make to their communities across the world....

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Meet a NSW SES volunteer proving disability does not define his ability

12:17PM AEST / 3 December 2013

Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) where we recognise the wonderful contribution people with disability make to our community....

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WOW! What a lot of thanks!

11:21AM AEST / 20 November 2013

At Bondi Beach people volunteered to spell a giant WOW in the sand, decked out in orange they came with kids and dogs in tow....

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Communities on the Paterson and Williams Rivers experiencing moderate flooding

1:30PM AEST / 18 November 2013

Communities on the Paterson and Williams Rivers experiencing moderate flooding...

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Monday Morning Weather Update

9:40AM AEST / 18 November 2013

weather update warnings and NSW SES...

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More severe weather coming on Sunday night and into Monday

3:17PM AEST / 17 November 2013

severe weather coming on Sunday night Monday...

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Severe Thunderstorms for NSW - Afternoon Update

1:28PM AEST / 16 November 2013

NSW SES crews continue to attend outstanding jobs in the North Sydney/Central Coast areas for leaking roofs and water damage to properties....

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Thunderstorms makes some noise for NSW

8:18PM AEST / 15 November 2013

Thunderstorms make some noise for people in the Mid North Coast, Metropolitan, Illawarra and Central Tablelands...

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NSW SES plans ahead for coastal emergencies

2:22PM AEST / 15 November 2013

The NSW State Emergency Service has been furthering its research and planning for natural disasters that can impact on coastal communities....

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WOW! Bondi flooded in orange to support NSW SES volunteers

11:18AM AEST / 12 November 2013

Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach will be flooded in orange tomorrow as hundreds of people dressed in orange form a human sign to spell out ‘WOW’ to show support of State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers around Australia. It’s all part of the colour and fun of Wear Orange Wednesday or WOW Day and with the help of NRMA Insurance, the NSW SES will be bringing this national day of recognition and appreciation of SES volunteers to Bondi Beach....

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Flood Watch For Coffs Harbour and the Bellinger, Nambucca and Orara River Valleys

11:09AM AEST / 11 November 2013

Flood Watch Coffs Harbour Bellinger Nambucca Orara Rivers possible flooding...

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Updated severe thunderstorm warning for NSW

5:33PM AEST / 9 November 2013

Updated severe thunderstorm warning for NSW...

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning for damaging winds and large hailstones

3:18PM AEST / 9 November 2013

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for damaging winds and large hailstones mid north coats nsw...

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NSW SES volunteers work through the night to clear damage

7:32AM AEST / 30 October 2013

Yesterday’s wild weather kept NSW SES teams busy as roofs were blown off homes and businesses and trees came down. The NSW SES has received more than 745 calls for assistance over a widespread area of Sydney and the Central Coast, Hunter and the Mid North Coast, where the severe thunderstorms also produced hail....

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Strong winds cause damage to parts of Sydney, the Central Coast and surrounding areas

6:15PM AEST / 29 October 2013

The Bureau of Meteorology has now cancelled the Severe Weather Warning for the Sydney metropolitan and Hunter areas. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in place for the Northern Rivers and parts of the Mid North Coast and Northern Tablelands Forecast Districts. The NSW SES is responding to more than 600 calls for assistance, attending to roof damage and trees down across Sydney, plus on the Central Coast and Mid North Coast....

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Afternoon Update on weather conditions across NSW

3:10PM AEST / 29 October 2013

The Bureau of Meteorology has now issued a Detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning for large hailstones and damaging wind for people in Greater Newcastle and parts of the Maitland/Cessnock areas....

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Damaging Winds and Hail threaten NSW this afternoon

2:20PM AEST / 29 October 2013

The NSW SES is responding to over 133 jobs across the State in the last 2 hours....

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Severe Wind Warning for the Sydney Metropolitan and Southern Ranges Wednesday 23 October

1:24PM AEST / 23 October 2013

severe wind sydney illawarra southern ranges today...

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Hundreds of NSW SES volunteers supporting NSW RFS bushfire response

9:45AM AEST / 23 October 2013

Over 300 NSW SES volunteers have been deployed to the Blue Mountains area to provide support to the NSW Rural Fire Service. ...

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Windy, Hot and dry conditions see Emergency Services band together

11:36AM AEST / 18 October 2013

The NSW SES was busy with over 370 jobs for this event around the Sydney Northern, Western and Southern areas....

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Annual Emergency Services Volunteer Memorial Service

12:00AM AEST / 11 October 2013

This Sunday 13th October is a special day amongst the state’s volunteer Emergency Services....

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Severe Weather Forecast for Thursday 10 October

11:46AM AEST / 10 October 2013

severe weather thursday...

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Prepare for damaging winds

5:30PM AEST / 9 October 2013

Thursday will be another day of sustained wild and windy weather around the state....

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Coastal Erosion StormSafe Guide now available

2:17PM AEST / 2 October 2013

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Morning update for 2 October 2013 after yesterday’s wild weather

10:11AM AEST / 2 October 2013

Today will therefore remain a busy day for NSW SES volunteers who are committed to responding to all jobs....

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Weather Update for Tuesday 1 October 2013

5:33PM AEST / 1 October 2013

Gale force winds have been impacting over southeastern and central NSW today ahead of and with the passage of a strong cold front....

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Wild weather for the first day of storm season – what to expect

10:22AM AEST / 1 October 2013

Storm season falls between October and March every year and is the time of year when severe storms occur more frequently....

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As the winds ease NSW SES warns people to prepare now

9:44AM AEST / 27 September 2013

Overnight the NSW SES crews have attended to 27 new jobs around the Illawarra, South Coast and Sydney Metro areas....

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Winds cause damage across NSW leading up to storm season

2:08PM AEST / 26 September 2013

The NSW SES has 18 crews with over 40 people assisting residents with tree and roof damage around the State....

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Early warning for upcoming storm season

1:36PM AEST / 17 September 2013

Mother Nature has sent out an early warning for the upcoming storm season with heavy rain and damaging winds causing damage around New South Wales over the past 48 hours. With 74 teams in the field working throughout the night and into today, the NSW SES has been assisting with over 340 call-outs for leaking and damaged roofs and trees down....

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Widespread rain expected Monday and Tuesday across NSW

10:35AM AEST / 16 September 2013

The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast widespread rain across the state today including the possibility of thunderstorms with damaging winds and hail....

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NSW SES State Disaster Rescue Competition

9:32AM AEST / 19 August 2013

For the first time ever - open to the public! Come and see our teams competing in a range of challenging scenarios....

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NSW SES Local Young Volunteer of the Year Mitchell launches into new career

4:55PM AEST / 12 August 2013

Joining the NSW SES can be a life changing experience… just ask 22 year old Mitchell Clout....

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Be advised a vigorous cold front moving over central parts of the state this morning

3:07PM AEST / 12 August 2013

The Bureau of Meteorology has a current Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds for people in the Metropolitan, Hunter, Illawarra, South Coast, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, Snowy Mountains and Australian Capital Territory forecast districts....

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North coast communities affected by short term isolation

4:11PM AEST / 2 July 2013

Approximately 570 people in the North Coast communities of The Pocket, Upper Wilsons Creek and Upper Main Arm are isolated due to minor flooding associated with the Wilsons River....

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Windsor and North Richmond Bridges likely to remain open

2:03PM AEST / 27 June 2013

Based on the very latest predictions the Windsor and North Richmond Bridges are likely to remain open as a result of current flooding....

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Cancellation of Flood Evacuation Warning for residents of the low lying areas in Richmond Lowlands, Pitt Town and Gronos Point

8:22AM AEST / 27 June 2013

for residents of the low lying areas in Richmond Lowlands, Pitt Town and Gronos Point....

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Flooding continues to affect NSW communities

2:04AM AEST / 27 June 2013

The severe weather that has buffeted the state's south east over the past few days has eased, however, flooding continues to affect communities on the south coast and Sydney's western fringes....

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Flood Evacuation Warning for low lying areas in Richmond lowlands, Pitt Town and Gronos Point

8:15PM AEST / 26 June 2013

As a result of the flood level predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology for the Windsor Bridge at 6pm Thursday 27th June 2013 the NSW State Emergency Service recommends that residents within the nominated areas should prepare to evacuate within the next 24 hours....

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Moderate Flood Warning for Hawkesbury River at North Richmond and Windsor

4:58PM AEST / 26 June 2013

An average of 150mm of rain has fallen over the Warragamba catchment in the last 48 hours and Warragamba Dam has exceeded full supply level at noon and the spill has commenced at 12:20pm today....

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Flood Warning for Minor to Moderate flooding on the Hawkesbury and Nepean Rivers

12:51PM AEST / 26 June 2013

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Flood Warning for Minor to Moderate flooding on the Hawkesbury and Nepean Rivers....

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All Clear for low lying parts of Goulburn

7:13AM AEST / 26 June 2013

The rainfall has eased and river levels have fallen to a safe level, consequently the Goulburn area has been removed from the Evacuation Warning....

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Heavy rain floods homes on the NSW South Coast

1:08AM AEST / 26 June 2013

Some residents in Shoalhaven Heads on the NSW South Coast have had their homes flooded as the heavy rain continues to pour across the state's southern coastal areas....

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Residents warned as Jerrara Dam at Kiama reaches Amber Alert

6:26PM AEST / 25 June 2013

A Dam Failure Evacuation Warning is now issued....

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NSW SES attend over 600 requests for assistance from communities

2:05PM AEST / 25 June 2013

NSW SES volunteers have responded to over 600 requests for assistance from communities in the Sydney Metropolitan, Illawarra, South Coast and Southern Tablelands of NSW over the last few days....

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Safety During a Flood

1:24PM AEST / 25 June 2013

Safety During a Flood...

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NSW SES Flood Evacuation Warning for low-lying parts of Goulburn

10:11AM AEST / 25 June 2013

NSW SES FLOOD EVACUATION WARNING for low-lying parts of Goulburn....

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Wet and windy weather continues for the Illawarra, South Coast and Southern Highlands

9:48AM AEST / 25 June 2013

Overnight the NSW SES crews have attended to over 160 jobs around the Illawarra, South Coast and Southern Highland areas....

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Wet weather and winds increase this afternoon for NSW

6:21PM AEST / 24 June 2013

A trough and low pressure system off the NSW coast is bringing widespread rainfall to parts of eastern NSW, including the Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong areas....

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Wet weather sees NSW SES crews respond to storm jobs

8:07AM AEST / 24 June 2013

A trough and low pressure system off the NSW coast is bringing widespread rainfall to parts of eastern NSW – including the Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong areas....

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Updated severe weather warning to include possible coastal innundation

4:14PM AEST / 23 June 2013

Coastal Erosion and Innundation Storm Surge...

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Sunday Weather Update

12:47PM AEST / 23 June 2013

severe weather update sydney...

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Floodwater Dangers and How To Keep Your Family Safe

10:40AM AEST / 23 June 2013

Dangers of entering floodwater...

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Severe Weather Warning Updated Sunday Morning

7:44AM AEST / 23 June 2013

sydney weather update...

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Les Milne honoured with the Emergency Services Medal

2:30PM AEST / 11 June 2013

Les Milne is a true leader who embodies the values the NSW State Emergency Service prides itself on – positive energy, inclusivity, and of course, a passion for helping the community....

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Andy Roberts Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement 2012

5:20PM AEST / 6 June 2013

“Giving something back to Australia” was the motivation for young Dut Garang in joining the NSW SES....

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Flood Watch for Minor Flooding on the TUMUT RIVER

2:37PM AEST / 31 May 2013

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has issued a Flood Watch for possible minor flooding on the Tumut River over the weekend. 31/05/13...

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Low pressure trough off the NSW coast

3:59PM AEST / 23 May 2013

The NSW coastal districts will be experiencing heavy rain over the next coming days....

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Ruby Barnes – a gem of a Cadet!

10:10AM AEST / 17 May 2013

Ruby Barnes is a young woman made of the right stuff!...

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Meet Belinda Rasmussen - 2013 Barnados NSW Mother of the Year and NSW SES Volunteer at Goodooga

2:14PM AEST / 9 May 2013

Belinda is 2013 Barnados NSW Mother of the Year and a NSW SES Volunteer!...

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NSW SES says ‘thanks a million’ to volunteers

10:46AM AEST / 9 May 2013

National Volunteer Week is being celebrated across Australia from Monday 13 – Sunday 19 May 2013....

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Damaging winds and surf expected today

11:18AM AEST / 19 April 2013

The NSW SES has been advised that damaging winds and surf are expected to affect people in the Metropolitan, Hunter, Illawarra, South Coast and Snowy Mountain areas late today....

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Media Release: City awash with Operation Orange

4:07PM AEST / 12 April 2013

If you’re in the Sydney CBD tomorrow and see an army of folk running around the city in orange uniforms, don’t be alarmed it’s the New South Wales State Emergency Service’s Operation Orange: Checkpoint Challenge race....

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NSW SES prepares for severe weather in northern New South Wales

11:59AM AEST / 12 April 2013

The NSW SES is preparing for heavy rain to impact the north coast of New South Wales this weekend....

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Triple threat storm season comes to an end

4:10PM AEST / 5 April 2013

The members of the NSW SES have proven their versatility again this storm season, dealing not only with the challenges of storm damage and flooding...

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NSW SES helps tornado-devastated communities

9:55AM AEST / 4 April 2013

After the severe damage that was caused by a recent tornado in south western New South Wales, the NSW State Emergency Service is helping authorities with the recovery phase of the disaster....

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NSW SES responds to severe thunderstorms in the Riverina

9:11AM AEST / 22 March 2013

The NSW State Emergency service has responded to more than 35 jobs in south western NSW after severe thunderstorms hit the area last night. The towns of Barooga and Mulwala on the New South Wales/Victorian border suffered significant damage to roofs and buildings as strong winds lashed the area....

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Lord Howe Island weathers the storm of Cyclone Sandra

4:00PM AEST / 15 March 2013

Lord Howe Island has escaped significant damage despite being battered by strong winds and high seas as Tropical Cyclone Sandra roared through the area last night....

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Tropical Cyclone Sandra moves closer to Lord Howe Island

3:00PM AEST / 14 March 2013

The NSW SES has been working closely with the Lord Howe Island Board in preparing residents and tourists for the inclement weather. A Task Force of 20 NSW SES members will be deployed to Lord Howe Island on Saturday to help the residents there....

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Tropical Cyclone Sandra heading towards Lord Howe Island

3:48PM AEST / 13 March 2013

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Cyclone Watch for Lord Howe Island as Tropical Cyclone Sandra, a weak category 1 cyclone, heads southwards from Noumea....

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NSW SES celebrates achievements of women on International Women’s Day

1:29PM AEST / 8 March 2013

International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world annually on 8 March. The day celebrates and recognises the economic, political and social achievements that women have made in their community....

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NSW SES continues to help isolated residents

2:43PM AEST / 4 March 2013

More than 5,000 people remain cut off by floodwater in the Hunter and Mid North Coast of New South Wales. The NSW SES is helping these communities by delivering much needed goods as well as responding to any calls for help....

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Afternoon Severe Weather Update Saturday

3:13PM AEST / 2 March 2013

The NSW SES has now received over 1,000 requests for emergency assistance as rain and strong winds continue to affect the north east of the State....

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Beware Scam Callers

10:34AM AEST / 2 March 2013

The NSW SES is asking the public to beware of possible scammers in relation to flood donations....

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Flood Update Saturday Morning

8:45AM AEST / 2 March 2013

Continued heavy rain is resulting in further flooding in north east NSW with the NSW SES having received 738 calls for emergency assistance....

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Friday afternoon thunderstorm update

6:01PM AEST / 1 March 2013

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All Clear for Kempsey CBD properties located North of 117 Smith Street

10:17AM AEST / 28 February 2013

Issued: 10am Thursday 28 February 2013...

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Hawkesbury Nepean River Update

4:15PM AEST / 27 February 2013

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Flood Watch for Minor to Moderate flooding on the Hawkesbury and Nepean Rivers....

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Severe weather and flooding within coastal regions of Eastern NSW.

10:41AM AEST / 27 February 2013

The NSW SES issued an All Clear for residents of Lower Macleay, Belmore River, Smithtown, Gladstone, Kinchela and Jerseyville at 5:30pm Tuesday afternoon....

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Weather Forecast & Shellharbour and Kiama Update

1:54PM AEST / 26 February 2013

As weather conditions ease throughout NSW Northern and Southern parts of the coast, river levels in catchments are falling and as a result no immediate flood warnings have been released....

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Public Contact Numbers After Disaster

12:17PM AEST / 26 February 2013

For communities affected by recent weather damage, use this guide to find the right contacts for assistance after a disaster....

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Disaster Assistance Activated for NSW Coastal Communities

11:34AM AEST / 26 February 2013

25th February 2013 Ministerial media release...

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Windstorm Information #2

6:57PM AEST / 25 February 2013

Issued: 5.00PM 25 February 2013...

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All Clear for Kempsey CBD

6:47PM AEST / 25 February 2013

All Clear for Kempsey CBD with exception of Properties in Smith Street located North of 117 Smith St - Issued: 7 am Monday 25 February 2013...

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All Clear for Brushgrove, Cowper & Woodford Island

5:55PM AEST / 25 February 2013

Issued 5.00pm Monday 25th February 2013...

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Windstorm Information

1:34PM AEST / 25 February 2013

Important information from the Kiama Emergency Operations Centre especially in respect to residents impacted by Asbestos....

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Power supply restoration progress

1:27PM AEST / 25 February 2013

More than 500 Essential Energy and vegetation contractors are working on the ground to restore power to 1,000 customers, predominantly in the Nambucca, Bellingen and Coffs Harbour areas....

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All Clear for Kempsey CBD

9:48AM AEST / 25 February 2013

All Clear for Kempsey CBD with exception of Properties in Smith Street located North of 117 Smith St...

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Monday Morning Severe Weather Update

5:00AM AEST / 25 February 2013

Although river conditions are easing the NSW SES response continues....

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All Clear for Settlement Point and Low Lying Parts of Port Macquarie CBD

7:52PM AEST / 24 February 2013

The NSW SES has issued an ALL CLEAR for Settlement Point and Low Lying Parts of Port Macquarie CBD...

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NSW SES crews continue with storm response for Sydney and the south coast

6:22PM AEST / 24 February 2013

Rain and wind conditions have eased across most parts of the state which has helped NSW SES volunteers currently working in the field responding to more than 2000 storm jobs across Sydney and the south coast of NSW....

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NSW SES responds to storm damage

2:18PM AEST / 24 February 2013

NSW SES is focused today on damage caused by heavy rain and strong winds affecting Sydney and along the south coast to Kiama overnight. Flooding around the mid-north coast of NSW is also a top priority with Kempsey and Port Macquarie being closely monitored....

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Sunday Morning Flood Update

9:06AM AEST / 24 February 2013

The NSW SES continues to respond to flooding and severe weather in coastal NSW....

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Flood Evacuation Warning for low lying parts of Taree

4:21AM AEST / 24 February 2013

A Flood Evacuation Warning has been issued for low lying parts of Taree....

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Evacuation Warning for Wingham Peninsula

4:00AM AEST / 24 February 2013

An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the Wingham Peninsula....

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Evacuation Warning for Low Lying Areas of Cundletown

3:46AM AEST / 24 February 2013

An Evacuation Warning has been issued for low lying Areas of Cundletown...

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Flooding to Affect Taree and Manning Valley on Sunday

12:34AM AEST / 24 February 2013

Moderate to Major flooding from the Manning River will affect Taree and other Manning valley communities during Sunday....

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Flooding Set to Develop in Western Sydney During Sunday

12:05AM AEST / 24 February 2013

Minor, possibly moderate, flooding is likely to develop on Sunday on the Hawkesbury and Nepean Rivers....

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Flood Evacuation Warning for parts of Macksville

11:00PM AEST / 23 February 2013

A Flood Evacuation Warning has been issued for parts of Macksville....

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Kempsey Flood Update

10:48PM AEST / 23 February 2013

An Evacuation Order is current for parts of Kempsey....

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Current Warnings for NSW

5:43PM AEST / 23 February 2013

NSW Severe Weather Heavy Rain, Damaging Winds and Damaging Surf...

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Flood Evacuation Warning for Brushgrove, Cowper and Low Lying Areas of Woodford Island

4:54PM AEST / 23 February 2013

Flood Evacuation Warning for Brushgrove, Cowper and Low Lying Areas of Woodford Island...

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How to remain safe during a storm or bad weather

4:47PM AEST / 23 February 2013

How to remain safe during a storm or bad weather...

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Flood Watch Issued for Nepean Hawkesbury Valley

4:34PM AEST / 23 February 2013

Flood Watch Issued for Nepean Hawkesbury Valley...

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Saturday Afternoon Update on Severe Weather and Flooding in North Eastern NSW

3:35PM AEST / 23 February 2013

Severe weather and flooding within coastal regions of North Eastern NSW...

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Flood Evacuation Order for Kempsey CBD

3:27PM AEST / 23 February 2013

Flood Evacuation Order for Kempsey CBD...

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Flood Evacuation

12:28PM AEST / 23 February 2013

flood evacuation order Settlement Point...

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Evacuation Warning for Kempsey CBD Residents & Businesses

11:16AM AEST / 23 February 2013

Evacuation Warning for Kempsey CBD Residents & Businesses...

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132 500 for help in storms and floods but always dial 000 for life threatening emergencies

10:55AM AEST / 23 February 2013

what number to call when 132 500 or 000...

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Evacuation Warnings and Orders as of 10am Saturday 23 February 2013

10:15AM AEST / 23 February 2013

evacuation warnings and orders for northern nsw...

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Current Warnings for 23 February 2013

10:01AM AEST / 23 February 2013

Flood warnings issued by BOM...

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Morning Flood Update Saturday

8:04AM AEST / 23 February 2013

The NSW SES continues to respond to calls for assistance as a result of severe weather on the north and mid north coasts....

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Update on Severe Weather and Flooding Saturday Morning

2:06AM AEST / 23 February 2013

Heavy rain continues to fall in the northern and central coastal areas of the State with flooding and damage from gale force winds....

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A Flood Evacuation Warning Blackadder Creek/Corindi Park Drive area

10:00PM AEST / 22 February 2013

A Flood Evacuation Warning has been issued for Blackadder Creek/Corindi Park Drive area, Corindi Beach....

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Flood Evacuation Warning for Newry Island, Bellingen Quays and Yellow Rock

8:49PM AEST / 22 February 2013

Issued Friday 22 February 2013 at 8.15 PM...

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Severe weather update

4:16PM AEST / 22 February 2013

Strong winds and rain have been affecting the north coast of NSW with the NSW SES responding to more than 100 jobs in the Ballina area this afternoon....

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NSW SES crews respond to wind damage in Ballina

1:53PM AEST / 22 February 2013

Strong winds are affecting Ballina on the north coast of NSW, with several roofs being damaged or entirely blown off....

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SES Well Prepared for Expected Severe Weather

1:07AM AEST / 22 February 2013

The NSW SES is well prepared for the onset of severe weather this morning....

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NSW SES prepares for severe weather

6:24AM AEST / 21 February 2013

Around 130 NSW SES volunteers have been deployed to northern New South Wales in preparation for an East Coast Low that is expected to impact northern parts of the state over the next 48 hours....

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Developing East Coast Low expected to impact Northern NSW

6:56AM AEST / 20 February 2013

An East Coast Low is currently developing off the Queensland Coast. This low is expected to track very slowly south-southeastwards...

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Help for more flood affected communities in New South Wales

3:07PM AEST / 19 February 2013

Joint Media Release: Prime Minister Julia Gillard, NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell...

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Don’t forget pets during storm season

2:35PM AEST / 8 February 2013

The New South Wales State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has had a busy summer so far, responding to over 7,300 storm and flood related requests...

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Natural Disaster Declarations extended following flooding across Northern NSW

11:20AM AEST / 7 February 2013

Federal Minister for Emergency Management Mark Dreyfus and NSW Minister for Emergency Services Michael Gallacher have today announced an additional five Local Government Areas...

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Caring for Animals in Emergencies Month

10:29AM AEST / 6 February 2013

The month of February is Caring for Animals in Emergencies Month. The month aims to highlight how pets, agisted animals and livestock owners should look after their animals before, during and after a storm....

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Recovery Coordinator Appointed

1:26PM AEST / 2 February 2013

A Recovery Coordinator has been appointed to assist in flood recovery efforts....

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All Clear Harwood Island and Village

12:47PM AEST / 2 February 2013

The ALL CLEAR has been issued for Harwood Island and Harwood VIllage...

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Severe Storms Hit NSW

6:00PM AEST / 1 February 2013

The NSW SES has received 174 requests for assistance this afternoon following severe storms that have swept through the State. Of these, 100 requests for assistance were in Sydney. The storms have brought winds gusting up to 90km/hr and torrential rain with several falls of 30-40mm falling in just 30 minutes....

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Information from the State Emergency Operations Centre

5:31PM AEST / 1 February 2013

Police and emergency services are reminding people in flood-affected areas across northern NSW to ensure good personal hygiene and safety is maintained when cleaning up as flood waters recede....

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All clear for Brushgrove and Cowper

11:58AM AEST / 1 February 2013

Issued 11.30am Friday 1st February 2013. The Clarence River at Brushgrove has peaked and is currently receding....

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Storm Damage Warning for NORTHEASTERN NSW

11:33AM AEST / 1 February 2013

Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning New South Wales consumers affected by floods, severe winds and storms to use only licensed and reputable tradespeople to do repair work on homes and to be aware of risks around solar panels....

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Friday Morning Update

9:38AM AEST / 1 February 2013

Further planning continues where communities may become isolated over the coming week as water continues to move down river systems....

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NSW SES Flood Update, Thursday Afternoon, January 31st.

4:57PM AEST / 31 January 2013

NSW SES volunteers have responded to over 4,100 requests for assistance from flood affected communities on the northeast coast of NSW. With more storms and rainfall forecast in some of these areas for the coming few days, the NSW SES is monitoring the situation closely and ready to respond if required....

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All Clear for parts of North Lismore

1:00PM AEST / 31 January 2013

All Clear announced for parts of North Lismore. There are currently no evacuation orders current for any areas of Lismore....

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NSW SES Flood update Thursday Morning January 31st

8:09AM AEST / 31 January 2013

NSW SES volunteers have responded to over 4,000 requests for assistance from communities on the eastern seaboard of NSW from the recent flood and storm events. The focus is now on resupply and support to isolated communities and monitoring falling flood levels....

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Afternoon Flood Update Wednesday

7:30PM AEST / 30 January 2013

The focus of the NSW SES response is shifting to resupply of isolated properties....

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All Clear for Ulmarra

5:13PM AEST / 30 January 2013

The Clarence River at Ulmarra has peaked and is currently receding. Issued Wednesday 30 January 2013 at 5pm...

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FLOOD UPDATE: Public Information and Inquiry Centre to close at 6pm

3:50PM AEST / 30 January 2013

The Public Information and Inquiry Centre which was activated in support of the flood operation in northern NSW will close at 6pm today....

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All Clear for Maclean

8:07AM AEST / 30 January 2013

The Clarence River at Maclean is expected to peak near 3.1m this morning at the Maclean gauge and no further impact is expected. Issued Wednesday 30 January 2013 at 07.30am...

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All Clear for Grafton

9:27PM AEST / 29 January 2013

The Clarence River at Grafton has peaked and is currently receding....

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Flood Evacuation Order for Harwood Island

9:04PM AEST / 29 January 2013

The NSW State Emergency Service is directing residents within Harwood to evacuate now....

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Flood Evacuation Order for low-lying northern parts of Maclean

5:34PM AEST / 29 January 2013

Clarence Nambucca NSW SES Region Headquarters...

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Severe Weather and Flooding Update – Tuesday Afternoon

4:50PM AEST / 29 January 2013

Heavy rain and strong winds have cleared the State this afternoon with generally fine conditions....

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Natural Disasters Declared Following Flooding Across Northern NSW

4:39PM AEST / 29 January 2013

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell have today announced ten Local Government Areas will have access to jointly-funded national disaster assistance following extensive flooding....

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Flood Evacuation Warning for remaining parts of North Grafton and parts of South Grafton

10:10AM AEST / 29 January 2013

Flood Evacuation Warning for remaining parts of North Grafton and parts of South Grafton...

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Flood Evacuation Order for Dovedale and North Meadow

8:30AM AEST / 29 January 2013

A Flood Evacuation Order has been issued for Dovedale and North Meadow...

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NSW SES Continues to respond to requests for assistance

7:46AM AEST / 29 January 2013

The NSW SES has received a total of 2,900 Requests for Assistance as severe weather and flooding continues to affect eastern NSW....

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Flood Evacuation Warning for parts of Dovedale and Northmeadow

9:36PM AEST / 28 January 2013

A Flood Evacuation Warning has been issued for parts of Dovedale and Northmeadow...

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Flood Evacuation Order for Ulmarra, Cowper and Brushgrove and parts of Lismore

6:28PM AEST / 28 January 2013

A Flood Evacuation has been Issued for Ulmarra, Brushgrove and Cowper...

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Severe Weather Warning Public Holiday Monday Evening Update

3:49PM AEST / 28 January 2013

The State is still subject to a Severe Weather Warning for destructive winds, damaging winds, heavy rain, abnormally high tides and damaging surf for people in the Metropolitan, Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Hunter, Northern Tablelands, Illawarra and Central Tablelands forecast districts....

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Severe Weather Morning Update Monday

7:38AM AEST / 28 January 2013

The NSW SES continues to help communities affected by flooding and damaging winds....

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Flood and storm jobs increase for NSW SES

11:28PM AEST / 27 January 2013

More than 590 calls for help have been received from communities in northern New South Wales affected by heavy rain and flooding and that number is likely to rise with the rain expected to continue throughout Monday....

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Afternoon Severe Weather Update

6:51PM AEST / 27 January 2013

The NSW SES has now received 355 requests for assistance as heavy rain with strong winds and flash flooding affect northern parts of New South Wales....

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South East Qld Weather System now Impacting Northern NSW

2:37PM AEST / 27 January 2013

As ex-tropical cyclone Oswald moves into south east Queensland, NSW SES teams are active in the northern rivers and mid north coast locations, assisting communities and undertaking preparation for its arrival....

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Flooding and Severe Storm Update Sunday Morning

8:47AM AEST / 27 January 2013

Severe thunderstorms affected southeastern and central parts of the state overnight. A monsoon low continues to approach northern NSW with flooding and damaging winds expected....

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NSW SES on high alert for major flooding

10:14AM AEST / 26 January 2013

The NSW SES is ramping up its preparations to combat heavy rain and flash flooding in northern NSW. Several special flood rescue and storm teams have been deployed to the Mid North Coast and North Coast areas of New South Wales....

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Australia Day honours for NSW SES members

7:03AM AEST / 26 January 2013

Three NSW SES members have received Australia Day honours, being awarded the Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division and Emergency Services Medals (ESM)....

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Severe weather for northern NSW

3:44PM AEST / 25 January 2013

Heavy rain which could lead to major flooding is expected to hit northern NSW from Saturday onwards, affecting an area stretching from the Queensland border down to the Lower Hunter....

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Flooding and Strong Winds Threaten North Coast this Weekend

8:51AM AEST / 25 January 2013

The NSW SES is warning people living in or heading to the North and the Mid-north Coasts to be prepared for heavy rain and likely flooding over the Australia Day weekend....

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Prepare now for Flooding during the Australia Day Weekend

3:13PM AEST / 24 January 2013

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald is expected to move off the NSW North Coast on the weekend, resulting in heavy rain, strong winds and flooding....

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Update

3:09PM AEST / 22 January 2013

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for large hailstones, heavy rainfall and damaging wind has been issued for people in the Central Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains and parts of the Hunter, Metropolitan, Illawarra, Southern Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains, South West Slopes and Upper Western Forecast Districts....

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NSW SES Fire Support Update Friday

5:50PM AEST / 18 January 2013

The NSW SES has increased support to the RFS as record heat hits parts of the State....

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NSW SES Fire Support Update Thursday

10:04AM AEST / 17 January 2013

NSW SES support to the Rural Fire Service is expected to increase in coming days as hot and windier weather return....

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NSW SES Fire Support Update

9:26AM AEST / 16 January 2013

The NSW SES continues to the support the Rural Fire Service in the provision of bushfire support....

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NW NSW Storm Response Update Tuesday Morning

8:47AM AEST / 15 January 2013

The NSW SES has now received 290 requests for assistance, with outstanding requests expected to be finalised today....

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Storm Update Monday Morning

6:54AM AEST / 14 January 2013

The NSW SES continues to respond to requests for assistance in north west NSW following severe storms last night....

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North West NSW Storm Damage Update

9:18PM AEST / 13 January 2013

The NSW SES has now received over 200 requests for assistance following storm damage in the north west of the State this afternoon and evening....

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Destructive Winds Hit North West NSW Towns

7:10PM AEST / 13 January 2013

Winds gusting to 128km/hr associated with severe storms have caused damage in Wee Waa, Tamworth, Narrabri and Boggabri this evening....

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NSW SES Fire Support Update Saturday

10:48AM AEST / 12 January 2013

Fire support continues from the NSW SES and may increase today with hot, dry conditions expected....

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NSW SES Fire Support Update Friday

8:53AM AEST / 11 January 2013

With weather conditions deteriorating, the NSW SES will continue to support the Rural Fire Service in coming days....

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NSW SES Fire Support Update Thursday

8:56AM AEST / 10 January 2013

The NSW SES continues to provide support to the Rural Fire Service in bushfire affected parts of the State....

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NSW SES Supporting RFS Fire Response

8:47AM AEST / 9 January 2013

The NSW SES has been supporting the Rural Fire Service response to fires in NSW, with over 80 members providing assistance....

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Tsunami Myths Busted

10:20AM AEST / 7 January 2013

The NSW coast has been affected by more than 30 tsunami in the past 200 years. Tsunami Warnings with a marine and immediate foreshore threat are more common on the Australian east coast than those warnings with a land inundation threat and can involve dangerous rips, waves and strong ocean currents that can cause damage to marinas and wash away boats and swimmers....

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TsunamiSafe Month

11:35AM AEST / 3 January 2013

This month is TsunamiSafe Month. Are you ready if a tsunami watch or warning are issued?...

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Stormy festive season ahead

9:03AM AEST / 21 December 2012

The NSW State Emergency Service is urging everyone to stay StormSafe this festive season with the threat of severe storms to continue throughout summer. The Bureau of Meteorology has predicted up to 100 storms will affect New South Wales and the NSW SES has already been busy responding to damaging storms in many areas of the state....

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Why I Volunteer with the NSW SES - A Volunteer's Story

12:11PM AEST / 6 December 2012

Here's the inspriational story of Moree SES Volunteer Dave Newman and his experience at this week's Tamworth hailstorm response....

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Severe Storm Affects Tamworth

6:37PM AEST / 3 December 2012

A severe thunderstorm with hail to cricket ball size has affected Tamworth this afternoon....

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Lifesaving storm and flood info at the touch of a button

1:01PM AEST / 22 November 2012

With the storm season officially underway NSW residents now have the ability to use a new free smartphone app that is designed to help people stay safe in severe weather....

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Recovery effort continues on NSW north coast

7:10AM AEST / 19 November 2012

NSW SES volunteers are working through 155 jobs on the New South Wales north coast after severe thunderstorms swept through the area over the weekend. The hardest hit town was Woodburn, west of Ballina where one home collapsed and several others suffered severe damage....

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NSW SES crews respond to storm jobs in northern New South Wales

11:16AM AEST / 18 November 2012

NSW SES crews are currently in the field in northern New South Wales, responding to more than 120 jobs after last night's severe thunderstorms....

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Severe thunderstorms impact northern New South Wales

10:32PM AEST / 17 November 2012

Severe thunderstorms have been impacting northern New South Wales this evening with reports of strong winds, heavy rain and small hail....

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Beyond the Call of Duty

3:43PM AEST / 16 November 2012

As part of our tribute to SES volunteers in National SES Week, here is a story of a member who went above and beyond. Story by Amelia Lindsay of the University of Wollongong....

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Minister Celebrates National SES Week with Volunteers in Martin Place

3:28PM AEST / 16 November 2012

The Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher has joined NSW State Emergency Services volunteers in Martin Place to acknowledge their hard work during National SES Week....

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3,500 kilometres to thank NSW SES volunteers

4:53AM AEST / 14 November 2012

The NSW State Emergency Service in conjunction with NRMA Insurance is undertaking a marathon road trip around the state, driving three trucks over a total of 3,500 kilometres to recognise the mammoth contribution SES volunteers have made to their communities during floods and storms this year....

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Come See the Truckload of Thanks at Martin Place Today

12:10AM AEST / 14 November 2012

Come on down to Martin Place in Sydney between 8 and 3 and see the Truckload of Thanks trucks. Sign a truck, meet the Sydney Kings, watch the launch of SES Week and meet a volunteer....

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SES Week volunteer profile: Tony and Therese McQuade

11:59AM AEST / 13 November 2012

For husband and wife team Tony and Therese McQuade, volunteering with the SES is a family affair. THis is the second in a series of profiles of NSW SES volunteers as part of National SES Week. Story by Amelia Lindsay....

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SES Week Volunteer Profile: Simon Ross

1:20PM AEST / 12 November 2012

This story by University of Wollongong student Amelia Lindsay profiles NSW SES volunteer Simon Ross. This is the first of a series of volunteer profiles as part of National SES Week to highlight the work of NSW SES volunteers....

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Truckload of Thanks Kicks off National SES Week

9:08AM AEST / 12 November 2012

The Truckload of Thanks convoy is nearing Sydney and the big event of National SES Week - WOW Day....

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Another Stormy Sydney Day

1:48PM AEST / 9 November 2012

Severe storms are again occuring in north east New South Wales including Sydney....

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Severe Storms Strike Sydney

6:18PM AEST / 8 November 2012

The NSW SES has received around 150 calls for assistance after a severe storm struck western and south western Sydney this afternoon....

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Sign a truck to show your thanks for SES volunteers

8:46AM AEST / 8 November 2012

This National SES Week 12-18 November with the help of NRMA Insurance, the NSW SES is touring the state to gather as many messages of support for SES volunteers who sacrifice their time away from family and work to help communities in need....

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Flash Flooding and Storms Affecting South East NSW Today

11:55AM AEST / 7 November 2012

The NSW SES has received around 40 requests for assistance in the past 24 hours due to heavy rain and localised flash flooding....

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Take 30 Seconds to Thank a NSW SES Volunteer this SES Week

9:11AM AEST / 7 November 2012

Next week is NSW SES Week and we are after 10,000 'thank yous' for our SES volunteers. Take 30 seconds from your day to say 'thanks'. Read here to see how....

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NSW SES Bringing in the Gold at Firefighters Games

10:38AM AEST / 22 October 2012

NSW SES volunteers have won several medals at the World Firefighters Games in Sydney as well as providing other invaluable assistance....

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NSW SES Senior Chaplain in Unique Cooperation

8:41AM AEST / 17 October 2012

Senior Chaplain for the NSW SES Steve Hall was recently invited to be a participant on the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) Chaplain Initial Course at Latchford barracks, Bonegilla, Victoria...

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SES helps launch World Firefighters' Games

9:25AM AEST / 16 October 2012

The NSW SES attended a promotional activity on Sunrise this morning to help draw attention to the World Firefighters' Games, now just three days away....

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Afternoon Severe Weather Update Friday

5:05PM AEST / 12 October 2012

Weather is easing but NSW SES volunteers remain busy attending to nearly 500 requests for assistance....

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Rescue of up to 300 motorists in the Blue Mountains and Central Tablelands

1:36PM AEST / 12 October 2012

Up to 300 vehicles stranded on snowed out roads and occupants being transported to places of refuge...

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Update on snow conditions and roads in the Blue Mountains and Central Tablelands

11:31AM AEST / 12 October 2012

Information on conditions and road closures in Central Tablelands...

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Expected Weather Situation for Sydney Today

8:33AM AEST / 12 October 2012

Information on what Sydney should expect today....

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NSW SES urges caution on roads in snow affected regions

7:34AM AEST / 12 October 2012

Snow falls affecting roads conditions in NSW....

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Morning Update Friday October 12

6:03AM AEST / 12 October 2012

Morning update Friday severe weather...

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Evening Severe Weather Update Thursday

6:19PM AEST / 11 October 2012

Heavy rain has resulted in flash flooding near Ulladulla, with rain expected to intensify on the south Coast, Illawarra and Sydney Metro overnight....

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Severe Weather Update Thursday Noon

12:02PM AEST / 11 October 2012

Severe weather is expected to develop in south east NSW this afternoon, affecting Sydney overnight tonight....

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Prepare Now as Severe Weather Warning Issued for SE NSW

4:23PM AEST / 10 October 2012

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for damaging winds, heavy rain and damaging surf for people in the Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands and Snowy Mountains forecast districts....

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Flood Watch for Shoalhaven River and Bad Weather for SE NSW

2:47PM AEST / 10 October 2012

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Flood Watch for the Shoalhaven River south of Sydney for possible minor to moderate flooding....

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Prepare now for Impending Bad Weather

10:40PM AEST / 9 October 2012

The NSW SES is asking people in New South Wales to prepare for impending bad weather with heavy rain, strong winds and unseasonable heavy snow likely on Thursday and Friday....

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NSW SES Projects Win Highly Commended Awards

5:17PM AEST / 8 October 2012

Two NSW SES projects have been selected as 'Highly Commended' in the 2012 Resilient Australia Awards....

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NSW SES welcomes first female Deputy Commissioner

11:20AM AEST / 8 October 2012

The NSW State Emergency Service has welcomed its first female Deputy Commissioner, Ms Tara McCarthy in an historic appointment for the agency since its inception in 1955....

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Eighty Thousand Emergency Volunteers Honoured

10:57AM AEST / 7 October 2012

Police and Emergency Services Minister Michael Gallacher today paid tribute to the state’s 80,000 emergency services volunteers at the annual Memorial Service at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair in Sydney....

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More hail possible for NSW

5:45AM AEST / 4 October 2012

Eastern New South Wales could be in for more hail storms this summer, similar to the Western Sydney hailstorm of 2007 and Sydney Eastern Suburbs hailstorm of 1999 according to the latest advice from the Bureau of Meteorology....

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South East of State Urged to Prepare for Damaging Winds

6:10PM AEST / 27 September 2012

The south east of New South Wales is being urged to prepare for potentially damaging winds during Friday....

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NSW SES and NRMA Insurance Working Together for Storm Readiness

4:30PM AEST / 27 September 2012

StormSafe Week is well underway with the NSW SES and NRMA Insurance working together to build readiness for storm season....

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Accreditation for NSW SES Canine Team

1:50PM AEST / 25 September 2012

Several members of the NSW SES Canine Team have achieved international accreditation....

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Stormy season ahead

5:36AM AEST / 24 September 2012

The NSW State Emergency Service and NRMA Insurance are urging people to be prepared for more severe storms this season with the official launch of StormSafe Week 24-30 September....

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NSW SES warns Central West residents about fraudulent callers

1:39PM AEST / 18 September 2012

The NSW SES is warning residents living in the Central West area about contact from people falsely claiming to be members of the NSW State Emergency Service....

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Strong winds buffet Sydney and surrounds

5:05PM AEST / 7 September 2012

Strong winds have been blowing across Sydney and surrounding areas this afternoon bringing down trees and powerlines and causing damage to homes and businesses. The NSW SES has been responding to 136 jobs since 1pm today in areas around the Hunter, Central Coast, Illawarra, South Coast and Sydney suburbs like Blacktown, Parramatta, Hornsby, Randwick and Carlingford....

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Damaging Winds to Continue Through Thursday

5:45AM AEST / 6 September 2012

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Winds cause damage to properties in Jindabyne

2:23PM AEST / 5 September 2012

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NSW SES Alpine Search Capability Enhanced

11:54AM AEST / 4 September 2012

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Pride of Australia Medal 2012 finalist

3:55PM AEST / 29 August 2012

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NSW SES Volunteers Respond to Severe Weather across NSW

4:28PM AEST / 23 August 2012

NSW SES volunteers have responded to over 400 Requests For Assistance (RFA)s this afternoon as severe weather and thunderstorms impact the state....

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Strong winds affect Sydney and surrounds

3:28PM AEST / 17 August 2012

Strong winds are currently affecting Sydney and other parts of New South Wales, bringing down trees and damaging roofs....

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Severe weather and strong winds cause damage

2:23PM AEST / 10 August 2012

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NSW SES TsunamiSafe Guide Developed for Lord Howe Island

11:35AM AEST / 1 August 2012

NSW SES Mid North Coast Region, Community Engagement, GIS, ERM and the Lord Howe Island Group, have completed the design and development of a TsunamiSafe Guide for Lord Howe Island....

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NSW SES Calls for Flood Feedback

2:03PM AEST / 20 July 2012

Residents and business owners in the Murrumbidgee area of the State are urged to provide the NSW SES with feedback on the flood response earlier this year....

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Floods affect access to Wee Waa

4:26PM AEST / 18 July 2012

Floodwater continues to affect parts of New South Wales with the town of Wee Waa in the state's north-west expecting minor to moderate flooding. All access roads to the town are expected to be covered by water over the next 24 hours and they may close....

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Minor Flooding Affecting Parts of NSW

7:45AM AEST / 13 July 2012

A Flood Watch and Flood Warnings have been issued this morning for several NSW rivers....

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Ministerial Media Release- Minister Provides Assistance for SES Volunteer Units

3:29PM AEST / 11 July 2012

The Minister for Emergency Services has provided additional assistance for SES Volunteer Units...

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Flood Watch for the Upper Murray in NSW

12:20PM AEST / 9 July 2012

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a ‘Flood Watch’ for the Murray River upstream of Lake Hume. This is a “heads up” for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood warning. ...

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$13.5 Million for NSW Natural Disaster Resilience Program

2:00PM AEST / 6 July 2012

The NSW Government has announced $13.5 Million for the NSW Natural Disaster Resilience Program...

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The NSW Government is seeking public feedback on Emergency Service Funding

11:00AM AEST / 6 July 2012

The NSW Government is seeking public feedback on Emergency Service Funding...

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NSW SES Launch the Flash FloodSafe Guide

2:56PM AEST / 29 June 2012

The NSW SES launches the Flash FloodSafe guide....

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NSW SES Set to Give Generously to Emergency Services Challenge 2012

2:30PM AEST / 21 June 2012

Hundreds of SES members are set to give blood and save lives this winter in the Emergency Services Challenge....

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SES Volunteers from Warringah-Pittwater Unit Attend Avalon Military Tattoo

12:05PM AEST / 21 June 2012

Community engagement is a priority for the SES, especially when we get the opportunity to interact with our communities about FloodSafe and StormSafe. At the Avalon Tattoo last weekend, SES volunteers did just this. Below is a story by SES volunteer Alexandra Dwyer about that day....

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Sydney Counts Down to ‘Best Ever’ World Firefighters Games

9:30AM AEST / 21 June 2012

Sydney is Counting Down to the ‘Best Ever’ World Firefighters Games with the NSW SES one of the partners. ...

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Queen's Birthday Honour List

9:00AM AEST / 12 June 2012

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SES responds to calls for assistance over the long weekend

5:26PM AEST / 11 June 2012

The NSW SES has received around 200 calls for assistance over the past 12 hours, mainly for leaking roofs in the Sydney area....

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Afternoon Severe Weather Update

4:45PM AEST / 6 June 2012

The NSW SES has now received 1472 calls for help....

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Mid-morning Update

11:51AM AEST / 6 June 2012

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Storm calls continue after severe weather

3:21AM AEST / 6 June 2012

The NSW SES has received around 1000 calls for assistance following the strong winds that whipped across much of the NSW coast overnight....

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SES crews work through storm damage overnight

9:01PM AEST / 5 June 2012

NSW SES volunteers have been attending to hundreds of jobs across Sydney, the Illawarra and South Coast this evening after strong winds lashed the NSW coast....

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Early afternoon update on latest weather situation along eastern NSW

1:56PM AEST / 5 June 2012

weather damaging winds, storm surge, high tides tuesday 5 June...

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Damaging winds and coastal flooding threaten SE NSW.

7:45PM AEST / 4 June 2012

Winds gusting to 110km/hr, heavy rain and coastal flooding from unusually high tides and large waves are expected in the next 36 hours....

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Significant Weather Media Release from BoM & SES

7:30PM AEST / 4 June 2012

Coastal flooding and damaging winds are expected to affect coastal areas south of Port Macquarie over the next 36 hours....

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Update on Severe Weather Warning

11:13AM AEST / 4 June 2012

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NSW Government provides record $96 million to the State Emergency Service

6:00PM AEST / 3 June 2012

The NSW Government today announced a $96 million Strategic Disaster Readiness Package for the future of the NSW State Emergency Service in the 2012-13 State Budget....

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SES Ready as Bad Weather Looms

9:00AM AEST / 3 June 2012

THe NSW SES is on alert for heavy rain and strong winds due Tuesday....

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Prepare now for Severe Weather Next Week

5:00PM AEST / 1 June 2012

The NSW SES is warning of the likleyhood of heavy rain and potentially damaging winds developing along the south and central costs of NSW during the later part of the weekend and early new week....

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Don't risk the rescue - be FloodSafe

8:53AM AEST / 1 June 2012

New figures show an increasing number of flood rescues carried out by the NSW State Emergency Service, with many cases involving people deliberately entering floodwater. Around 400 people across the state were rescued in the recent floods....

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Wakool Shire declared Natural Disaster

4:08PM AEST / 31 May 2012

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Michael Gallacher, has today announced Wakool Shire has been included in the list of areas declared Natural Disasters as a result of the floods across NSW earlier this year....

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Galeforce winds to impact Southeast NSW

11:29AM AEST / 25 May 2012

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Beware Possible Scams

1:45PM AEST / 22 May 2012

The NSW SES is asking people contacted by a salesperson claiming to represent the NSW SES to check their authenticity....

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3D modelling helping flood-plan the future

8:08AM AEST / 21 May 2012

New 3D technology is helping the NSW State Emergency Service better prepare for floods which could potentially save lives in a major flood event....

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Cadet of the Year dedicated to his community

9:08AM AEST / 17 May 2012

The NSW SES is congratulating its 2011 Cadet of the Year, Joshua Day, for his outstanding achievement during the Secondary Schools Cadet Program....

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World Firefighters Games 2012

10:07AM AEST / 10 May 2012

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Wingecarribee SES compete at ARRO Challenge

2:00PM AEST / 30 April 2012

The Wingecarribee SES Unit have placed 11th at the Australasian Road Crash Rescue Organisation (ARRO) Challenge last weekend....

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NSW SES Volunteer appears on front cover of LIsmore region phone book

12:00AM AEST / 30 April 2012

NSW SES volunteer Chris Chrisostomos, a Murwillumbah resident who has devoted more than 50 years to making the Tweed a better place, has been selected to appear on the cover of this year’s Lismore White Pages® and Yellow Pages® book...

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Morning Severe Weather and Warragamba Dam Update

8:35AM AEST / 20 April 2012

Warragamba Dam is now spilling. The NSW SES has completed virtually all requests for help as a result of severe weather....

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Afternoon Severe Weather Update

4:50PM AEST / 19 April 2012

The NSW SES has clearesd virtually all of the 1200 calls for help received....

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Minor Flood Warning for Hawkesbury-Nepean and Bombala Rivers

3:00PM AEST / 19 April 2012

The BoM have issued a Minor Flood Warning for both the Hawkesbury-Nepean and the Bombala Rivers...

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Severe Weather Update Thursday Late Morning

11:00AM AEST / 19 April 2012

The NSW SES has now received 1120 requests for assistance....

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Thursday Morning Severe Weather Update

6:45AM AEST / 19 April 2012

The NSW SES has received 1056 requests for assistance including 16 flood rescues...

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Flood Watch Updated

4:50PM AEST / 18 April 2012

The BoM has updated the Flood Watch to include the Nepean River and the Tuggerah Lakes...

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Severe Weather Update Wednesday Afternoon

4:20PM AEST / 18 April 2012

The NSW SES has now received a total 0f 653 requests for assistance with over 200 volunteers in the field....

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Motorists urged to take care on our roads

3:45PM AEST / 18 April 2012

The NSW Police are urging Motorists to take care on our roads ...

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Flood Watch Extends to Georges River in Sydney

11:45AM AEST / 18 April 2012

The Bureau of Meteorology have extended the Flood Watch to include the Georges River in Sydney....

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Morning Severe Weather Update

7:45AM AEST / 18 April 2012

The NSW SES has received 45 calls for assistance overnight due to strong winds and heavy rain....

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Severe Weather and Flood Watch Update

12:15PM AEST / 17 April 2012

The Bureau of Meteorology has extended the Severe Weather Warning to include the whole NSW coast....

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Severe Weather Update Tuesday Morning.

9:00AM AEST / 17 April 2012

A Severe Weather Warning and Flood Watch are current for the NSW Mid-North Coast....

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Flood Watch for the Bellinger and Orara Rivers

1:25PM AEST / 16 April 2012

A Flood Watch for possible minor flooding has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for the Bellinger and Orara Rivers....

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Severe Weather Warning for North and Mid North Coasts

11:15AM AEST / 16 April 2012

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for the North and the Mid North Coats for Tuesday. Residents in these areas should prepare their properties now....

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Celebrating inspirational young leaders for National Youth Week

11:29PM AEST / 12 April 2012

As part of National Youth Week (13-22 April 2012) the NSW SES is paying tribute to its ‘young guns’ of the agency who provide invaluable services to their communities....

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Additional flood assistance for New South Wales

10:10AM AEST / 12 April 2012

Additional assistance will be made available for flood-affected farms, businesses and communities in four New South Wales communities, Commonwealth Attorney-General Nicola Roxon and NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher announced today....

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All Clear for Maude

9:28AM AEST / 4 April 2012

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Final All Clear for Hay

8:05AM AEST / 31 March 2012

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Closure of the Darling River at Menindee

1:40PM AEST / 30 March 2012

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Flood threat remains as storm season ends

6:34AM AEST / 30 March 2012

As the official storm season draws to a close tomorrow, flooding continues to impact several areas throughout New South Wales....

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All Clear for Parts of Hay

10:00AM AEST / 25 March 2012

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CEO and Young Professionals Breakfast

2:59PM AEST / 23 March 2012

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All Clear for Low Lying Areas of North Darlington Point

4:00PM AEST / 22 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued an All Clear for Low Lying Areas of North Darlington Point ...

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All Clear for Willow Bend Village

10:06AM AEST / 22 March 2012

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All Clear for Morundah

4:13PM AEST / 21 March 2012

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Wednesday Flood Update 21.03.2012

10:17AM AEST / 21 March 2012

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NSW SES Impact Asssessment Team

5:10PM AEST / 20 March 2012

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Flood threat remains for Hay and downstream

11:45AM AEST / 20 March 2012

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Tuesday Flood Update

10:35AM AEST / 20 March 2012

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NSW SES Engages Flood Affected Communities

6:08PM AEST / 19 March 2012

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Monday Afternoon Update

5:51PM AEST / 19 March 2012

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Floodwater rising at Hay

3:42PM AEST / 19 March 2012

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All Clear – Weilmoringle Reserve

3:36PM AEST / 19 March 2012

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Monday Morning Update

11:11AM AEST / 19 March 2012

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NSW Seniors Week 18-25 March 2012

4:53PM AEST / 18 March 2012

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Financial Assistance for Flood Affected Residents

4:05PM AEST / 18 March 2012

Financial Assistance for Flood Affected Residents...

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Total Number of Declared Natural Disaster Areas is now 56

3:39PM AEST / 18 March 2012

Declared Natural Disaster Areas finincial assistance...

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Flood Avdice for the Billabong Creek

1:27PM AEST / 18 March 2012

Flood Avdice for the Billabong Creek...

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Sunday Afternoon Flood Update

12:12PM AEST / 18 March 2012

NSW flood update...

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NSW SES thanks Darlington Point

6:05PM AEST / 17 March 2012

NSW SES thanks Darlington Point...

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SES Flood Safety Update

5:39PM AEST / 17 March 2012

SES Flood Safety Update...

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SES Flood Update – Saturday Afternoon, March 17

5:13PM AEST / 17 March 2012

SES Flood Update – Saturday Afternoon, March 17...

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SES Reminder: Evacuation Warning for the areas downstream of Barren Box Swamp is still current

3:41PM AEST / 17 March 2012

SES reminds residents that the Evacuation Warning for the areas downstream of Barren Box Swamp is still current...

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New Videos on the SES YouTube Channel

12:27PM AEST / 17 March 2012

New Videos on the SES YouTube Channel...

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SES Media Release - NSW SES Engaging with Flood Affected Communities

12:03PM AEST / 17 March 2012

SES Media Release - NSW SES Engaging with Flood Affected Communities...

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SES Issues River Closure Order for Murrumbidgee River at Hay

11:51AM AEST / 17 March 2012

SES Issues River Closure Order for Murrumbidgee River at Hay...

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An Important Update Message for People in Hay

11:21AM AEST / 17 March 2012

flood update information residents Hay...

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SES Issues All Clear for Darlington Point

9:26AM AEST / 17 March 2012

SES Issues All Clear for Darlington Point...

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Urgent Update for Residents of Hay

7:59AM AEST / 17 March 2012

Urgent Update for Residents of Hay...

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SES Issue All Clear for Murrumbidgee River Between Mundarlo and Collingullie

6:50PM AEST / 16 March 2012

SES Issue All Clear for Murrumbidgee River Between Mundarlo and Collingullie...

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An Important Message for Residents of Hay

3:55PM AEST / 16 March 2012

Evacuation Information Residents Hay...

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All Clear – Alice Edwards Village at Bourke

1:54PM AEST / 16 March 2012

All Clear – Alice Edwards Village at Bourke...

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NSW SES volunteers supporting Hay and Darlington Point

1:38PM AEST / 16 March 2012

NSW SES volunteers supporting Hay and Darlington Point...

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Flood Update for the Murrumbidgee River NSW

10:00AM AEST / 16 March 2012

Flood Update for the Murrumbidgee River NSW...

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SES Flood Update - Friday Morning, March 16

9:15AM AEST / 16 March 2012

Flood Update Thursday 15 March...

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SES Issues All Clear for Yenda

8:37AM AEST / 16 March 2012

SES issues the 'All Clear' for Yenda....

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Evacuation Order for Maude

7:00PM AEST / 15 March 2012

Flood Evacuation Order Maude...

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Evacuation Order for Hay

7:00PM AEST / 15 March 2012

Flood Evacuation Order Hay...

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Map of Evacuation Warning Areas for Hay

2:30PM AEST / 15 March 2012

Map Evacuation Warning Areas Hay...

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Evacuation Warnings and Evacuation Orders, what do they mean?

1:30PM AEST / 15 March 2012

Evacuation Warnings Evacuation Orders meaning...

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Get your kit together!

11:30AM AEST / 15 March 2012

home emergency kit...

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How can you prepare for flood?

10:28AM AEST / 15 March 2012

How can you prepare for flood?...

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Why does NSW SES evacuate areas behind a levee

8:28AM AEST / 15 March 2012

Some of the reasons people are evacuated from areas behind levees...

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Evacuation Warning for Maude

7:00PM AEST / 14 March 2012

An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the community of Maude advising them to prepare for possible evacuation...

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Evacuation Warning for South Hay

7:00PM AEST / 14 March 2012

An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the community of South Hay advising them to prepare for possible evacuation...

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Evacuation Warning for North Hay

7:00PM AEST / 14 March 2012

An evacuation warning has been issued for residents of North Hay advising residents to prepare for possible evacuation....

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Thank You! SES Volunteers and Personnel from other Emergency Services

4:39PM AEST / 14 March 2012

thank you ses volunteers...

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Latest Flood Update for the Darling River

3:30PM AEST / 14 March 2012

Latest Flood Update Darling River...

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Mosquito increase in the wake of floods

2:30PM AEST / 14 March 2012

In the wake of floods, mosquitos often increase and can be a hazard to health...

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All Clear given for North Wagga Wagga

1:19PM AEST / 14 March 2012

All Clear North Wagga Wagga...

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NSW Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes

1:00PM AEST / 14 March 2012

NSW Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes...

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Wednesday Flood Update for the Murray Region

12:00PM AEST / 14 March 2012

Flood Update Murray Region...

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All clear for area near Roachs Regulator

12:00PM AEST / 14 March 2012

An All clear has been issued for residents near Roachs Regulator including Leeton and Yanco following overland flooding in the area...

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Wednesday Morning update for Communities along the Lachlan River

11:00AM AEST / 14 March 2012

Flood Update Communities along Lachlan River...

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All Clear for Forbes

10:15AM AEST / 14 March 2012

An all clear has been issued for the residents of Forbes recently affected by flooding from the Lachlan River...

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Murrumbidgee River and Riverina Morning Update 14 March

9:00AM AEST / 14 March 2012

An update on floods on the Murrumbidgee River and Riverina district affecting riverside communities around Wagga Wagga, Narrandera, Darlington Point, Carathool and Hay...

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All Clear for parts of Yenda

8:22AM AEST / 13 March 2012

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The important steps between an Evacuation Order and All Clear

5:00PM AEST / 12 March 2012

As communities clean up around NSW, many people are wondering what steps are involved before NSW SES to issue an 'All Clear'....

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All Clear issued for Urana

4:00PM AEST / 12 March 2012

An all clear has been issued for Urana, advising residents can now safely return to their homes...

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All Clear for Parts of Gumly Gumly

2:22PM AEST / 12 March 2012

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Monday Flood Update - Darling and Barwon Rivers

2:00PM AEST / 12 March 2012

An update for communities along the Darling and Barwon Rivers including Brewarrina, Bourke, Louth, Tilpa, Wilcannia, Menindee Town, Pooncarie and Burtundy...

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Flood Evacuation Warning for the Community of Tilpa

1:00PM AEST / 12 March 2012

An Evacuation Warning has been issued for the residents of Tilpa advising the community to prepare for possible evacuation as a result of flooding on the Darling River...

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Evacuation Warning for the Community of Louth

12:00PM AEST / 12 March 2012

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Monday Flood Update - Lachlan River

10:00AM AEST / 12 March 2012

An update for communities along the Lachlan River including Forbes, Bedgerabong, Waroo, Borambil, Condoblin, Kiacatoo and Euabalong...

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Volunteers in Public Information and Inquiries Centre praised

9:00AM AEST / 12 March 2012

Volunteers praised for taking more than 11,000 Flood Calls...

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Monday Flood Update (Riverina District)

8:00AM AEST / 12 March 2012

An update of the flood situation in the Riverina District of NSW...

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All Clear for Narrandera

7:09PM AEST / 11 March 2012

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Sunday Flood Update

6:00PM AEST / 11 March 2012

The NSW SES continues to respond to flood operations in inland NSW...

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All Clear for Parts of Forbes (with exceptions)

1:00PM AEST / 11 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued an All Clear for Parts of Forbes (with exceptions)...

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Evacuation Warning for the areas downstream of Barren Box Swamp

11:10AM AEST / 11 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued an Evacuation Warning for the areas downstream of Barren Box Swamp ...

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Health and Safety Advice for North Wagga Residents Returning to Flooded Homes

10:11AM AEST / 11 March 2012

The NSW SES is urging North Wagga Wagga residents returning to flooded properties to exercise appropriate healty and safety procedures...

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SES Announces Restricted Access to North Wagga Residents Only to Clean Up and Assess Damage.

9:55AM AEST / 11 March 2012

The SES Announces Restricted Access to North Wagga Residents Only to Clean Up and Assess Damage...

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Overnight Flood Changes

9:50AM AEST / 11 March 2012

After a generally quiet night the NSW SES continues to assist flooded communities...

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Flood Evacuation Order for Morundah

9:15PM AEST / 10 March 2012

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ADF Move to Next Phase of Flood Relief Efforts in NSW

4:55PM AEST / 10 March 2012

The Australian Defence Force Move to Next Phase of Flood Relief Efforts in NSW - Defence Media Release...

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Afternoon Flood Update

4:35PM AEST / 10 March 2012

Afternoon Flood Update Saturday...

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Parents urged to be vigilant in flood-affected areas

4:15PM AEST / 10 March 2012

NSW Police are urging parents to be extra vigilant with their children in flood-affected areas after a young boy was trapped by a sand collapse in the state’s west....

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Evacuation Warning for the areas around Barren Box Swamp

4:00PM AEST / 10 March 2012

The NSW SES has released an Evacuation Warning for the areas around Barren Box Swamp and properties adjacent to Mirrool Creek upstream of Barren Box Swamp and Willow Dam Area...

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Advice to residents returning to flooded homes

1:30PM AEST / 10 March 2012

With nearly 2,000 flooded homes, it is important when returning proper hygeine is used...

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Evacuation Order for North Darlington Point, Darlington Point and surrounding areas

12:25PM AEST / 10 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued an Evacuation Order for North Darlington Point, Darlington Point and surrounding areas...

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Lachlan River Flood Update

11:30AM AEST / 10 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued a Lachlan River Flood Update...

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Closure of the Darling River at Bourke

9:55AM AEST / 10 March 2012

As a result of significant inflows into the Darling River from upstream, the NSW State Emergency Service has instructed the closure of sections to the Darling River. This action has been taken as a public safety and property protection measure...

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NSW SES Flood Response Statistics

8:00AM AEST / 10 March 2012

Statistics on the NSW SES Flood Response...

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Saturday Morning Flood Update 10 March 2012

5:19AM AEST / 10 March 2012

Saturday Morning Flood Update 10 March 2012...

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Evacuation Warning for North Darlington Point, Darlington Point and surrounding areas

4:19AM AEST / 10 March 2012

Evacuation Warning for North Darlington Point, Darlington Point and surrounding areas...

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Have you got a Home or Business FloodSafe Plan?

2:38AM AEST / 10 March 2012

Home Business FloodSafe Plan...

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Wait for All Clear Before Returning Home

11:37PM AEST / 9 March 2012

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What to do after a flood

9:47PM AEST / 9 March 2012

What to do after a flood...

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All Clear for parts of Griffith

6:35PM AEST / 9 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued the All Clear for parts of Griffith ...

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All Clear for low lying Caravan Parks along the Hawkesbury River from Windsor to Sackville.

6:05PM AEST / 9 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued the All Clear for low lying Caravan Parks along the Hawkesbury River from Windsor to Sackville. ...

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All Clear for low lying areas in Richmond Lowlands, Pitt Town and Gronos Point.

6:00PM AEST / 9 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued an All Clear for low lying areas in Richmond Lowlands, Pitt Town and Gronos Point....

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All Clear for the Goobarragandra

4:55PM AEST / 9 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued the All Clear for the Goobarragandra & Brindabella Valleys, Goodradigbee River Catchment areas. ...

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All Clear for Low Lying Areas of Adelong Creek

4:50PM AEST / 9 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued the All Clear for Low Lying Areas of Adelong Creek including Selwyn, Tumut and Travis Streets, Gilmore Creek area and the Hillas Creek Catchment including Yaven Yaven Creek and Nacka Nacka Creek. ...

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All Clear for Hanwood

4:26PM AEST / 9 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued the All Clear for Hanwood ...

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All Clear for Beelbangera

4:25PM AEST / 9 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued the All Clear for Beelbangera ...

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All Clear for Barellan

4:20PM AEST / 9 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued the All Clear for Barellan ...

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All Clear for parts of Bega

3:00PM AEST / 9 March 2012

The SES has issued an ALL CLEAR for the areas of Bega that were evacuated last night (including Bega Street, Auckland Street, Bridge Street, East Street and Gipps Street). This means that it is now safe for residents to return. ...

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All Clear for Ungarie

2:50PM AEST / 9 March 2012

The NSW SES haas issued the All Clear for Ungarie...

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FLOOD UPDATE: Public Information & Inquiry Centre takes 9043 calls to date

2:00PM AEST / 9 March 2012

The Public Information and Inquiry Centre, which was activated to support the current flood operation in NSW, has now taken more than 9043 calls from members of the public seeking a range of flood-related information....

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Emergency Services commence flood clean up

12:30PM AEST / 9 March 2012

Emergency service personnel have commenced the enormous job of cleaning up as the flood waters subside in a number of regional areas....

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Flood Update

11:45AM AEST / 9 March 2012

Late Morning Brief Flood Update...

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Willow Bend Village, on the eastern outskirts of Condobolin, bounded by Willow Bend Road.

11:00AM AEST / 9 March 2012

At the request of the Department of Community Services, the evacuation "registration" centre address has been changed for Willow Bend...

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Western Sydney Flooding Current Situation

9:40AM AEST / 9 March 2012

An Update of the Western Sydney Flooding Situation ...

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All Clear for Jerrara Dam

9:10AM AEST / 9 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued an All Clear for Jerrara Dam ...

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Evacuation Warning for part of Narrandera

8:30AM AEST / 9 March 2012

The Murrumbidgee River at Narrandera is predicted to reach a height of 9.0 metres at midday today which is close to the safe operating height of the levee protecting the town of Narrandera. ...

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Flood Evacuation Order for Condobolin Caravan Park

8:25AM AEST / 9 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued a Flood Evacuation Order for the Condobolin Caravan Park...

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Flood Evacuation Warning for Caravan Parks along the Hawkesbury River from Windsor to Sackville

6:30AM AEST / 9 March 2012

Flood Evacuation Warning for Caravan Parks along the Hawkesbury River from Windsor to Sackville...

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Evacuation Centre Update

4:30AM AEST / 9 March 2012

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Evacuation Warnings, Orders and All Clears Explained

2:13AM AEST / 9 March 2012

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Current Situation for Bega and Forbes

2:00AM AEST / 9 March 2012

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Update on Hawkesbury Nepean Flood Warning

1:24AM AEST / 9 March 2012

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Evacuation Order for parts of Bega

12:42AM AEST / 9 March 2012

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Evacuation Warnings for parts of Bega

11:15PM AEST / 8 March 2012

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Minor Flood Warning for the Bega River

9:15PM AEST / 8 March 2012

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Updated Info re Minor Flooding on Nepean at Menangle Bridge and North Richmond

6:20PM AEST / 8 March 2012

Overnight rain in the Warragamba catchment and the Nepean River catchment is expected to cause Minor flooding at North Richmond early Friday morning. ...

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Afternoon Flood Update

6:10PM AEST / 8 March 2012

Afternoon Flood Update for Thursday 8 March...

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NSW Government announces 18 Natural Disaster Declarations

4:30PM AEST / 8 March 2012

The Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher has today extended the natural disaster declarations to a further 18 Local Government Areas....

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All Clear for Chiverton Road (Back Creek), Cowra

3:30PM AEST / 8 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued the All Clear for Chiverton Road (Back Creek), Cowra...

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Flood Evacuation Order for Willow Bend Village

1:35PM AEST / 8 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued a Flood Evacuation Order for Willow Bend Village near Condobolin...

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Minor Flooding on the Nepean River at Menangle Bridge

1:25PM AEST / 8 March 2012

Minor Flooding on the Nepean River at Menangle Bridge has been forecast, the NSW SES asking property owners in the area to be prepared...

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New South Wales State Emergency Service Disappointed in Undermining of Flood Safety Messaging by some Media

1:00PM AEST / 8 March 2012

The NSW SES has expressed disappointment with the media showing of images of people acting irresponsibly in floodwater. ...

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Flood Update Georges River

12:30PM AEST / 8 March 2012

Minor flooding is current at Liverpool and at Milperra following a rainfall average of 85 millimetres recorded over the Georges valley overnight. Rainfall has eased since 9.30am. ...

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All Clear for Lake Windamere

12:15PM AEST / 8 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued an 'All Clear' for Lake Windamere in the Illawarra...

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Flood Evacuation Order for Gillenbah

11:55AM AEST / 8 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued a Flood Evacuation Order for Gillenbah on the Murrumbidgee River...

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Lachlan River Update

11:30AM AEST / 8 March 2012

Floodwaters are peaking at Forbes as attention shifts downstream...

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NSW Government extends Natural Disaster Declarations to seven more councils

11:00AM AEST / 8 March 2012

The Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher has extended the Natural Disaster Declaration to an additional seven councils that have experienced significant flooding after heavy rainfalls....

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Flood Rescues across Sydney and Illawarra

10:45AM AEST / 8 March 2012

The NSW SES has been kept busy this morning with flood rescues...

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Flood Evacuation Order for Gillenbah

10:30AM AEST / 8 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued a Flood Evacuation Order for Gillenbah near Narranderra...

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Minor Flood Warning - Georges River

9:39AM AEST / 8 March 2012

Liverpool and Milperra - A minor flood warning has been issued for the Georges River potentially affecting low lying properties....

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International Women's Day

8:06AM AEST / 8 March 2012

NSW SES thanks our many female volunteers for their contribution to emergency services....

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Dam Failure Evacuation Warning-downstream of Jerrara Dam

7:00AM AEST / 8 March 2012

Full text of Evacuation Warning for Jerrara Dam...

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Evacuation Warning Issued for Jerrara Dam

6:40AM AEST / 8 March 2012

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Morning Update

6:20AM AEST / 8 March 2012

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How To Keep Safe During Storms

4:00AM AEST / 8 March 2012

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How To Keep Safe During Floods

1:15AM AEST / 8 March 2012

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Severe Weather Warning

11:35PM AEST / 7 March 2012

Severe Weather Warning - Hunter, Sydney Metropolitan, Illawarra and South Coast...

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Evening Flood Update

9:43PM AEST / 7 March 2012

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Afternoon Flood Update

7:00PM AEST / 7 March 2012

Flooding continues in the Riverina of NSW...

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Severe Weather Warning - Sydney, Hunter, Illawara & South Coast

5:36PM AEST / 7 March 2012

A Severe Weather Warning has been issued for heavy rain and damaging surf for people in the Metropolitan, South Coast, Illawarra and Hunter forecast districts....

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Downstream impacts - Rivers in flood

3:30PM AEST / 7 March 2012

Residents downstream of the current flood peaks are advised to prepare now for potential flooding...

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Flood Update - Wednesday 7th March

1:11PM AEST / 7 March 2012

Update on the flooding situation in Southern NSW...

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All Clear for Parts of Gumly Gumly, East Wagga Wagga

12:30PM AEST / 7 March 2012

An All Clear has been issued to residents in parts of Gumly Gumly and East Wagga Wagga following flooding in these areas...

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NSW SES Commissioner Murray Kear thanks Emergency Services and Volunteers

11:24AM AEST / 7 March 2012

NSW SES Commissioner Murray Kear thanks Emergency Services and Volunteers for Flood Response...

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All Clear issued for Wagga Wagga CBD, Wagga Wagga Central and Flowerdale

9:30AM AEST / 7 March 2012

The NSW SES have advised residents that its now safe to return to homes in the Wagga Wagga CBD, Central and Flowerdale areas....

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All Clear for Gundagai

8:44AM AEST / 7 March 2012

Residents of Gundagai previously affected by an Evacuation Order have been advised that it is safe to return to their homes...

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Health and Safety Advice

6:30AM AEST / 7 March 2012

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Morning Update- Wednesday

6:00AM AEST / 7 March 2012

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Update on Evacuations in Griffith Area

2:00AM AEST / 7 March 2012

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Flood Evacuation Order for North Yenda

1:00AM AEST / 7 March 2012

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Flood Evacuation Order for Beelbangera

12:19AM AEST / 7 March 2012

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Evening update on Wagga Wagga and Forbes

10:30PM AEST / 6 March 2012

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Volunteer Employment Protection Provision

9:00PM AEST / 6 March 2012

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Flood update: Health and Safety Advice

5:57PM AEST / 6 March 2012

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Severe weather warning for heavy rain

5:23PM AEST / 6 March 2012

For the people in the Metropolitan, South Coast, Illawarra and Hunter forecast districts. Issued at 4:27 pm EDT on Tuesday 6 March 2012...

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Successful rescue in Wagga Wagga

3:45PM AEST / 6 March 2012

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All Clear for Jugiong

1:00PM AEST / 6 March 2012

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Hawkesbury Nepean Bridges and Ferry update

12:00PM AEST / 6 March 2012

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Flood Evacuation Order for parts of Forbes

8:30AM AEST / 6 March 2012

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Change to the evacuation plans for Urana

8:00AM AEST / 6 March 2012

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Tuesday morning update

5:15AM AEST / 6 March 2012

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Urgent Evacuation Order for Parts of Wagga Wagga

10:20PM AEST / 5 March 2012

Revised Murrumbidgee height predictions of 10.8 metres have resulted in evacuations from parts of Wagga Wagga...

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Evacuation Order for Wagga Wagga CBD, Wagga Wagga Central, Flowerdale and Surrounding Areas

9:00PM AEST / 5 March 2012

With the Murrumbidgee River expected to reach 10.8 metres at 7am the NSW SES has ordered the evacuation of Wagga Wagga CBD, Wagga Wagga Central, Flowerdale and Surrounding Areas...

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Flood Evacuation Order for Urana

8:19PM AEST / 5 March 2012

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Evacuation Order for Barellan

7:00PM AEST / 5 March 2012

Evacuation Warning for Barellan...

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Evacuation Warning for Urana

6:47PM AEST / 5 March 2012

Residents of Urana are advised to prepare for possible evacuation...

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Afternoon NSW Flood Update - 5 March 2012

5:09PM AEST / 5 March 2012

A flood update for the current flood situation across NSW at 5pm Monday 5 March...

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All Clear issued for Brewarrina and Jerrara Dam

5:04PM AEST / 5 March 2012

An All Clear for Brewarrina and Jerrara Dam was issued today...

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All Clear issued for Queanbeyan

3:59PM AEST / 5 March 2012

All Clear issued for Queanbeyan...

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Evacuation Warning for Forbes

1:25PM AEST / 5 March 2012

The NSW SES urges residents in Forbes affected by the Evacuation Warning to prepare to for evacuation as floodwater threatens to inundate properties...

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Evacuation Order issued for Yenda

1:00PM AEST / 5 March 2012

The NSW SES is urging the residents of Yenda to evacuate immediately...

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Murrumbidgee River Update

11:41AM AEST / 5 March 2012

Update on Flooding on the Murrumbidgee River including Gundagai, Wagga Wagga and surrounds...

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Evacuation Order for part of Gundagai

6:10AM AEST / 5 March 2012

Evacuation Order Gundagai...

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Monday Morning Flood Update

5:49AM AEST / 5 March 2012

Summary of key flood evacuation warning, orders and current siuation....

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Levee Breach near Yanco

10:11PM AEST / 4 March 2012

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Evacuation Order has been issued for Gumly Gumly and parts of East Wagga Wagga

8:39PM AEST / 4 March 2012

Evacuation Order has been issued for Gumly Gumply and parts of East Wagga Wagga...

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Evacuation Order for North Wagga Wagga and Surrounding Areas

6:00PM AEST / 4 March 2012

The State Emergency Service is directing all residents within North Wagga Wagga and surrounding areas, to evacuate immediately. Do not delay your evacuation, roads may be congested or closed and you could become trapped and need to be rescued. Remaining in flooded areas is dangerous and may place your life at risk....

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Evacuation Warning for Gumly Gumly & East Wagga

4:55PM AEST / 4 March 2012

As a result of the flood level predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology the State Emergency Service recommends that residents within the Gumly Gumly and East Wagga area should prepare to evacuate....

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Evacuation Warning for North Wagga Wagga and Surrounding Areas

3:05PM AEST / 4 March 2012

As the Murrumbidgee River at Wagga Wagga is expected to reach the major flood level of 9.6 metres during the morning of Monday with further river rises are likely the State Emergency Service recommends that residents within the nominated areas should prepare to evacuate as soon as possible today....

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Flood Evacuation Order for parts of Forbes

3:00PM AEST / 4 March 2012

Residents in low lying areas of Forbes are being asked to evacuate...

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There is a public meeting for North Wagga residents today at 430pm

2:55PM AEST / 4 March 2012

Residents of North Wagga should attend a public meeting this afternoon....

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FLOOD MESSAGE It's simple: don't enter floodwaters

1:45PM AEST / 4 March 2012

Deputy State Emergency Operations Controller, Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch, has reinforced his appeal for people to avoid floodwaters....

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All Clear for parts of Cooma

1:00PM AEST / 4 March 2012

The all clear has been issued for evacuated parts of Cooma...

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Evacuation Order for the Goobarragandra & Brindabella Valleys, Goodradigbee River Catchment areas.

12:15PM AEST / 4 March 2012

Evacuation Order for the Goobarragandra & Brindabella Valleys, Goodradigbee River Catchment areas....

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Flood Evacuation Order for Ungarie

12:00PM AEST / 4 March 2012

As a result of rainfall and waters flowing into the Humbug Creek at Ungarie, above levels experienced in 2010, the State Emergency Service is directing residents in the low lying areas of Ungarie to evacuate. ...

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Flood Evacuation Warning for parts of Forbes

10:55AM AEST / 4 March 2012

As a result of the flood level predicted by the Bureau of Meteorology for Forbes Iron Bridge (10.5 metres) on Monday morning (05/03/2012) the State Emergency Service recommends that residents within the nominated areas should prepare to evacuate within the next 24 hours. ...

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All Clear for western Sydney flood areas

10:00AM AEST / 4 March 2012

As a result of the rainfall easing over the Hawkesbury Nepean catchment the flood threat to the above areas has now eased. The evacuation orders for the above areas, issued at 6.30am and 6.45am on 3 March, 2012 have now been cancelled....

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Sunday morning flood update

9:45AM AEST / 4 March 2012

Thev NSW SES has had 29 rescues overnight and hundreds of calls for help...

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Evacuation Order for parts of Jugiong

9:40AM AEST / 4 March 2012

The NSW SES has issued an evacuation order for parts of Jugiong...

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Dam Emergency in Adelong Eases

9:10AM AEST / 4 March 2012

The dam emergency in Adelong has eased....

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Evacuation Order for South Uranquinty

9:00AM AEST / 4 March 2012

Heavy rainfall in the vicinity of Uranquinty during Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March has resulted in flash flooding within the Uranquinty area. Rising floodwater is currently threatening the eastern levee in the vicinity of Deane Street and overtopping is considered imminent. ...

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Partial Dam Failure at Adelong

8:30AM AEST / 4 March 2012

Residents in low lying areas at Adelong and downstream are being contacted by doorknock following a partial upstream dam failure....

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Evacuation Warning for Uranquinty.

7:55AM AEST / 4 March 2012

Heavy rainfall in the vicinity of Uranquinty has led to overland flows threatening the eastern levee of the township. ...

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Evacuation Order for The Rock

4:00AM AEST / 4 March 2012

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Early morning flood update

3:30AM AEST / 4 March 2012

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Flood Safety

2:00AM AEST / 4 March 2012

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The All Clear has been issued for Goulburn

6:45PM AEST / 3 March 2012

The all clear has been issued this afternoon for Goulburn...