Flood, Storm and Tsunami Plans

How does NSW SES plan for floods, storms and tsunami?

Returning to your property after a flood?

The SES will issue an 'All Clear' when it is safe for residents and businesses to return to a flood affected area, previously subject to an Evacuation Order.

Learn more about floods

If you live close to a creek, river, major storm water drain or in a low‐lying area, you may be at risk from floods.

Using sandbags to protect your home

Learn how to sandbag your home to help reduce the impact of floods.

The Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley will flood again.

Find out more about your local flood risk and how you can prepare.

Do you live behind a Levee?

Learn how dangerous flooding can result behind a levee when it is over topped or breached.

The dangers of flash flooding

The major cause of death during flash floods is by people entering flash floodwater.

Georges River has flooded before. It will happen again.

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

Before a flood

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.

For Schools

The NSW SES is committed to building resilience in floods in NSW communities. New program now available.

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.

Do You Live Behind a Levee?

Dangerous flooding can result behind a levee when it is over topped or breached. Learn more...

The dangers of flash flooding

If you live, work or regularly travel in a flash flood area, there may be no official warning for flash floods.

How does NSW SES plan for Floods, Storms and Tsunami?

The NSW SES undertakes flood, storm and tsunami planning as a legislative responsibility to determine how to best respond in times of emergency.

Know Your Risk

If you live close to a creek, river, major storm water drain or in a low‐lying area, you may be at risk from floods.

Plan Now For What You Will Do

One of the most important things you can do now is to plan for future flood events.

Things you can do before a flood

There are some simple things you can do now to prepare for floods and minimise potential risk to life, damage and associated costs

Be Aware

There are a range of official warnings and natural warning signs to be aware of in case flooding affects you in future.

During a flood

FloodSafe for rural areas

The effects of flooding on rural property owners include losses to livestock, crops, fencing, buildings, personal items, farm equipment and machinery. Learn what to do before and during floods.

Using sandbags to protect your home

Sandbags will not stop the water completely but can reduce the amount of water entering your home. During low level flooding, sandbags placed in the right locations around your home can reduce the impact of flooding.

The dangers of flash flooding

If you live, work or regularly travel in a flash flood area, there may be no official warning for flash floods.

Know Your Risk

There are plenty of risks that can affect you in a flood.

Learn more

Plan Now For What You Will Do

Discussing your plans, even at the last minute, can help ensure you and your family are safe during a flood.

Prepare Your Home and Business

When flooding is likely or imminent, there are a few things you can do to protect your family and property

Be Aware

Be aware of the different ways you might be warned of flooding in your area

Look Out For Each Other

Look out for each other when flooding is imminent

After a flood

After flooding

The NSW SES will issue an 'All Clear' when it is safe for residents and businesses to return to a flood affected area, previously subject to an Evacuation Order. Read 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.

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.

 

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.

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.

Recovery information for residents returning to their property after a flood

When you return to your home or business after a flood, the task of where to start can be overwhelming.

Download this recovery guide to help you get on your feet, safely and quickly.

Cleaning up after a disaster

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

What you can do to help

After floods there are a range of things you can do to look out for each other.

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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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