Strong winds can pick up even large items such as outdoor furniture, trampolines and roofing iron causing damage to windows, roofs and cars.
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.
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.
8 Simple things you can do NOW to prepare for a storm
There are eight simple things that you can do now to prepare your home and help reduce the potential damage caused by severe storms.
For emergency help in floods, storms and tsunami, call the NSW SES on 132 500.
Before a flood
There are 8 simple things you can do before a flood, If you live, work or visit a flood‐prone area there are 8 tips you can do NOW to prepare for floods.
Create an Emergency Plan Now
One of the most important things you can do now is to plan for future emergencies.
Remember, it is important to protect your family from storms and minimise damage to your property. By planning, you and your household or business know what to do before, during and after storms.
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 in when we issue Evacuation Order, Evacuation Warnings and All Clears.
Have Your Say
Building resilience is most effective when we work with our community.
To do this, NSW SES are committed to hearing from you and ask you to Have Your Say here.
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.
Live updates, traveler information and personalised alerts for NSW roads..
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...
What you can do during a storm
During a storm, there are simple things you can do to help protect your family...
Simple things you can do after a storm
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
NSW Council Links
Click here to view a list of all NSW councils websites for local council information.
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.
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.
Red Cross is committed to supporting people on their disaster journey. We talk with people in emergency-affected communities to identify gaps in support and our volunteers work with communities in the days, months and sometimes years after an emergency.
Make a donation to NSW SES
Donations made directly to NSW SES Units are used to support the local volunteers who in turn support their local communities in times of flood, storm and other emergencies.
Flooding to Return to Northern NSW
28/03/2017 03:08:26 PM
The Bureau of meteorology have advised that flooding is likely to redevelop on the far North Coast of New South Wales later this week as significant moisture feeding down into NSW from the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Debbie bring widespread heavy rain. Heavy rain is likely to develop Thursday into Friday and at this stage is expected to...
Severe Storms Thursday Update
23/03/2017 06:27:20 AM
Severe thunderstorms impacted Sydney and the Central Coast yesterday evening. The weather has eased overnight and many Western Sydney suburbs were the worst hit. NSW SES received just over 860 jobs (448 completed) and 4 Flood Rescues since 2pm Wednesday.
Severe Storms Hit Sydney and The Illawarra
22/03/2017 05:07:06 PM
NSW SES volunteers received a total of 300 jobs and 1 Flood Rescue this evening, with several locations such as Mount Druitt, Blacktown, Penrith and The Hills impacted this afternoon from fallen power lines and trees down.
Harmony Day 2017
21/03/2017 01:46:49 PM
Harmony Day is a celebration of our cultural diversity – a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home.
Come along to the Emergency services area at Camden show and talk to the SES volunteers about what they do
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from
Goats Family Festival
Goats Family Festival
ELC Open Day
Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Bathurst 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.