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.

The Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley River System

Find out more about your local flood risk and how you can prepare for a Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley Flood

The Northern Rivers has flooded before. It will flood again!

Find out more about your local flood risk and actions you can take to prepare.

After a flood

The next steps toward recovery

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

What's your plan?

Find out your local flood risk here and what you can do to prepare.

Northern NSW and Sydney river flood resources now available.

In your language

Flood and storm information in your language.

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.

Learn more about tornadoes

It is important to be aware of the conditions that can cause tornadoes and know what to do to prepare, respond and recover.

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.

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.

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

In an emergency, time and location accuracy are critical. Equip yourself with a powerful tool that will help you call Triple Zero (000) quickly, and allow you to accurately communicate your location to emergency call-takers.

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

Recovery Centres

Dedicated community recovery centres provide face-to-face support for NSW residents affected by natural disasters.

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.

 

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.

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 Relief and Support

If you have been impacted by a natural disaster, you may be eligible for Disaster relief assistance and support from the NSW Government.

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

Bain Park, Wauchope NSW 2446
Community Preparedness Day

Community Preparedness Day

Saturday

04/06/22 9:00 to 04/06/22 15:00

The Wauchope unit will be onsite at the Port Macquarie Hastings Council Community Preparedness Day at Bain Park. Come check out our display including flood inundation maps, flood/storm safe information, our storm truck & floodboat, as well as a demonstration on building sandbag walls.

Bowral Blacks Rugby Club
Emergency Services Day

Emergency Services Day

Saturday

04/06/22 13:15 to 04/06/22 17:30

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from the Wingecarribee/Moss Vale Units during the Bowral Blacks vs Camden Rugby match. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Tuckwell Park Fontenoy Rd (cnr Lane Cove Rd) Macquarie Park
City of Ryde Sustainability Festival

City of Ryde Sustainability Festival

Sunday

05/06/22 10:00 to 05/06/22 14:00

NSW SES Ryde Unit will again have a display at this annual family friendly local event. Come along and chat to our volunteers on ways to be prepared in flood and storm emergencies and enjoy all the festival activities.

Tuckwell Park
Workshop Presentaion Session 1. Sustainability Festival

Workshop Presentaion Session 1. Sustainability Festival

Sunday

05/06/22 10:30 to 05/06/22 11:00

Warren Smith from NSW SES Ryde Unit will be hosting a presentation on Knowing your Local Emergency Risks, How to Prepare an Emergency Plan and setting up a Home Emergency Kit. This will be a fun, fast paced interactive 30 minute event not to be missed. Booking is essential via the City of Ryde website. Places are limited so book in early. Every...

Tuckwell Park
Workshop Presentation 3. Sustainability Festival

Workshop Presentation 3. Sustainability Festival

Sunday

05/06/22 12:30 to 05/06/22 13:00

Warren Smith from NSW SES Ryde Unit will be hosting a presentation on Knowing your Local Emergency Risks, How to Prepare an Emergency Plan and setting up a Home Emergency Kit. This will be a fun, fast paced interactive 30 minute event not to be missed. Booking is essential via the City of Ryde website. Places are limited so book in early. Every...

CWA Rooms behind Eastwood Library
CWA Eastwood Epping

CWA Eastwood Epping

Monday

06/06/22 10:00 to 06/06/22 14:00

NSW SES Ryde Unit will be doing a presentation and workshop on flood preparedness particularly in Eastwood including desktop scenerios along with information on how to prepare for storms.

Bunnings Alexandria
Information Stall - Bunnings Alexandria

Information Stall - Bunnings Alexandria

Saturday

11/06/22 9:00 to 11/06/22 15:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from City of Sydney 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.

St Ives Shopping Village Mona Vale Rd St Ives
St Ives Shopping Village - Community Awareness Stand

St Ives Shopping Village - Community Awareness Stand

Saturday

11/06/22 11:00 to 11/06/22 15:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ku-ring-gai 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.

St Ives Shopping Centre - Mona Vale Rd St Ives
St Ives Shopping Centre - Community Awareness Stand

St Ives Shopping Centre - Community Awareness Stand

Sunday

12/06/22 10:00 to 12/06/22 15:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from 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.

Gordon Centre - Pacific Hwy Gordon
Gordon Centre - Community Awareness

Gordon Centre - Community Awareness

Friday

24/06/22 11:00 to 24/06/22 15:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ku-ring-gai 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.

Naidoc

Naidoc

Wednesday

06/07/22 10:00 to 06/07/22 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from 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.

62 Erith Street Bundanoon NSW 2578
Bundanoon is Brigadoon

Bundanoon is Brigadoon

Saturday

06/08/22 8:00 to 06/08/22 17:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Wingecarribee/Moss Vale 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.

Corrigans Reserve Batehaven
Emergency Services Family Fun Day

Emergency Services Family Fun Day

Saturday

27/08/22 9:00 to 27/08/22 14:00

The NSW SES Unit will be at the Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Muswellbrook Show Ground
Bengalla Upper Hunter Show 2023

Bengalla Upper Hunter Show 2023

Friday

17/03/23 8:00 to 18/03/23 18:00

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

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