When to call

Call the NSW SES on 132 500 if you have experienced damage from storms, wind, hail or a fallen tree and if a tree branch is threatening your property or a person’s safety.

Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley you are at risk of flood

Your home, your family and your animals may be vulnerable when it floods.

Small helpers. Big hearts.

Children of NSW SES volunteers play a starring role in explaining First Saturday Tasks.

Current NSW SES community advice

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To view all current NSW flood and weather warnings visit the Bureau of Meteorology website
Community advice in your area Storm, flood, and tsunami advice for your area

PLAN AND PREPARE

How you might be warned about a storm

Severe Weather Warnings and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are issued by the Bureau of Meteorology to alert communities to the threat of severe weather.

What's your flood risk in the Hawkesbury-Nepean floodplain?

Find out how floods have affected your area and learn what you can do to prepare.

Planning for animals in emergencies

Emergencies can happen suddenly and planning ahead for your pets and animals will keep everyone safe.

NSW, do you know your tsunami evacuation area?

While the likelihood of a land-threat tsunami on the east coast of Australia is low, this maps show the areas where residents and workers would have to move to higher ground in the event of a land-threat tsunami.

Learn from our historic events with Story Maps

The NSW State Emergency Service utilises interactive mapping tools such as Story Maps to effectively retell historic jurisdictional events as well as communicate Flood, Storm and Tsunami risk.

Become familiar with storm types in NSW

Here are some common storm types that we experience in NSW.

NSW SES speaks your language

NSW is made up of many diverse people and cultures.

The NSW SES aims to provide information on floods, storms and tsunami in key community languages.

Here you will find our resources in various languages.

DURING BAD WEATHER

When to call

Click here to find out when and how to call NSW SES.

 

Get Your Emergency Kit Together

When a severe storm impacts your area, you may need to relocate until the area can be deemed safe. Having an emergency Kit ready will allow to to move to safety knowing you have everything you and your family need.

Check Road Closures Here

Live updates, traveler information and personalised alerts for NSW roads..

Electricity Safety Tips

If your power or gas goes out or there's a fault or emergency, your distributor is usually the best place to start.

What you can do during a storm

During a storm, there are simple things you can do to help protect your family...

What you can do during a flood

When a Flood Warning is issued, there are a few things you can do to protect your family and property...

Download the Emergency+ app

The Emergency+ app is a free app developed by Australia's emergency services and their Government and industry partners.

Learn More About Your Local Risk

NSW SES provide warnings specific to local areas. Simply enter your postcode or suburb to view the location on the map along with a list of warnings here.

Find out what to do when we issue Evacuation Order, Evacuation Warnings and All Clears.

RECOVERY

Thank you for saving lives and protecting communities

During National Volunteer Week, wear orange and take the time to say thanks to the SES volunteers who give so much. Learn more

 

Returning to your property after a flood

There are little things you can do to manage some of the risks that remain when you return to an affected property following a flood.

Cleaning up after a flood

This page contains some useful tips and practical information to help households start the clean up after wind and water damage.

Next steps toward recovery

In NSW, recovery following a disaster is managed by a range of organisations. The NSW SES has produced a recovery guide to help you take the next steps towards recovery from floods, storms and tsunami.

 

Simple things you can do after a storm

  • Keep listening to your local radio station for information, updates and advice
  • Check your house or property for damage...

Electricity and Gas Outages

If there’s an outage, your distributor can normally provide you with info on when power or gas should be back up and running.

 

Disaster Assistance

Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes

There are a number of schemes available to those in areas declared Natural Disasters, including Personal Hardship and Distress Assistance, Primary Producers, Small Business, Assistance for Council and more. 

More information on Natural Disaster Assistance Schemes

Need to make a claim?

Heavy rain, high winds and hail can cause major damage to your home, but it's damage that can often be prevented. Maintaining your property is your first line of defence.

NSW Council Links

Click here to view a list of all NSW councils websites for local council information.

Recover with Red Cross

Dealing with an emergency can be stressful and exhausting. Recovering from a disaster is a complex process that may take months, even years to overcome.

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Upcoming community events

Clarence Nambucca Capability Unit
Floodsafe Guide Presentation

Floodsafe Guide Presentation

Friday

14/05/21 10:00 to 14/05/21 12:00

Are you a member of CWA Come along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms.

Port Stephens Unit
wow day Port Stephens

wow day Port Stephens

Wednesday

19/05/21 8:00 to 19/05/21 12:00

On Wednesday 19 May we celebrate NSW SES members by hosting Wear Orange Wednesday. Make sure you visit the SES Display at Market Place Raymond Terrace staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Port Stephens Unit. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Maitland
Hunter Valley Caravan Camping 4WD Show 2021

Hunter Valley Caravan Camping 4WD Show 2021

Friday

21/05/21 10:00 to 23/05/21 23:00

Interactive display at local event

Clarence Nambucca Capability Unit
Keeping you Informed.

Keeping you Informed.

Tuesday

25/05/21 9:30 to 25/05/21 12:00

Are you a member of Clarence Village ? Come along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms.

Ryde Unit
City of Ryde World Environment Day Festival

City of Ryde World Environment Day Festival

Sunday

06/06/21 10:00 to 06/06/21 14:00

The Ryde NSW SES Unit will be at the City of Ryde World Environment Day Festivalic Gardens. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters with a display on flood risks in nearby Shrimptons Creek.

Lismore City Unit
Get Ready Display - Lismore Centro

Get Ready Display - Lismore Centro

Wednesday

16/06/21 8:00 to 16/06/21 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by our local NSW SES volunteers from Lismore Unit. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Clarence Nambucca Capability Unit
Public Awareness

Public Awareness

Sunday

20/06/21 8:00 to 20/06/21 15:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Clarence Nambucca CapabilityUnit. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Clarence Nambucca Capability Unit
Chamber of Commerce Presentation " Do you have a Plan"

Chamber of Commerce Presentation " Do you have a Plan"

Wednesday

21/07/21 0:00 to 21/07/21 7:00

Are you a member of Grafton Chamber of Commerce Cme along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms.

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