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.

Hawkesbury-Nepean FloodSafe

Click here to view Hawkesbury-Nepean River Flood Risk Management Planning Guides

Do you live behind a Levee?

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

Before a flood

Do You Live Behind a Levee?

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

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.

Look out for each other

It's important to look out for each other and consider what you might need to do for different members of your family and don't forget your neighbours!

Click here to learn more 

Deaf and hearing impaired

FloodSafe for people living with low or no hearing. Many people across NSW are affected by dangerous floods and there have been avoidable deaths due to flooding.

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.

As little as 25 sandbags can reduce the damage to your home built on a slab. It is not necessary to place a sandbag wall around your house to provide protection.

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

Know Your Risk

Even though the flood water may have subsided, after a flood there a still risks that can affect people's health and wellbeing

Plan Now For What You Will Do

Planning for floods especially after you have just been through one, helps you remember all the things you need to do and gives you an advantage next time it floods. 

Prepare Your Home and Business

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

Be Aware

 

Be aware of how the NSW SES advises you that it is safe to return to a disaster affected area and some of the residual risks that often remain

Look Out For Each Other

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

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Upcoming community events

Nowra Show Ground
NAIDOC Family Fun Day

NAIDOC Family Fun Day

Wednesday

10/07/19 10:00 to 10/07/19 14:00

The NOWRA NSW SES Unit will be at the NAIDOC Family Fun Day. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Grafton show ground
NAIDOC WEEK

NAIDOC WEEK

Friday

12/07/19 10:00 to 12/07/19 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.

Richmond TAFE - Equine Unit Ceremonial Drive Richmond NSW
OPEN DAY: Horse Safety and Care

OPEN DAY: Horse Safety and Care

Sunday

14/07/19 10:00 to 14/07/19 15:00

Are you a horse owner in the Hawkesbury Nepean Valley? Come to an Open Day on care, health and safety for your horse. * Horsemanship master class * Hands on equine rescue demonstrations by the NSW SES Large Animal Rescue * Horse first aid and animal behaviour with equine vets * Info stalls on Keeping your Horse Safe in Fire and Floods * TAFE...

Tambar Springs Community Hall
First Aid Awareness Workshop

First Aid Awareness Workshop

Thursday

25/07/19 18:30 to 25/07/19 20:00

Tambar Springs SES Unit is holding a First Aid Awareness Workshop to provide basic first aid information to assist community members until a NSW SES Community First Responder or NSW Ambulance arrives on scene.

Tucabia Shop
Tucabia Shop

Tucabia Shop

Friday

26/07/19 16:00 to 26/07/19 18:00

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

Warragamba Community Park
Warragamba & Silverdale Community Street Meet

Warragamba & Silverdale Community Street Meet

Saturday

27/07/19 10:00 to 27/07/19 14:00

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

Douglas Park Public School
Douglas Park P.S Fete

Douglas Park P.S Fete

Sunday

28/07/19 10:00 to 28/07/19 15:00

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

Ulmarra Unit
Fathers Day

Fathers Day

Sunday

01/09/19 0:00 to 01/09/19 23:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Ulmarra Unit
Display Fathers Day

Display Fathers Day

Sunday

01/09/19 9:00 to 01/09/19 12:32

Make sure you visit the SES Display for fathers day staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit. We'll have hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and flood

Murrumburrah Showground
Harden Show

Harden Show

Saturday

07/09/19 9:00 to 07/09/19 17:00

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

Ulmarra Unit
Grand Final Football

Grand Final Football

Saturday

14/09/19 0:00 to 14/09/19 23:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Coldstream street Ulmarra
Ulmarra Interagency Open Day

Ulmarra Interagency Open Day

Sunday

15/09/19 10:00 to 15/09/19 15:00

The Ulmarra NSW SES Unit will be at the interagency open day at Coldstream street Ulmarra come have a Family Fun Day. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our display.

Princes Highway, Dapto
Community Engagement - Dapto Showground

Community Engagement - Dapto Showground

Saturday

28/09/19 7:00 to 28/09/19 16:54

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

Harden Racecourse
Harden Kite Festival

Harden Kite Festival

Saturday

12/10/19 8:00 to 12/10/19 16:00

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

Wollongong
Australian Police & Emergency Service Games

Australian Police & Emergency Service Games

Thursday

17/10/19 9:31 to 24/10/19 9:31

Australian Police & Emergency Service Games

Murrumbateman Field Day on 19th and 20th October 2019
Murrumbateman Field Day

Murrumbateman Field Day

Saturday

19/10/19 6:00 to 20/10/19 16:00

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

Picton Showground
PICTON SHOW

PICTON SHOW

Saturday

26/10/19 7:00 to 27/10/19 17:00

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

Yass
Classic Yass

Classic Yass

Saturday

02/11/19 6:30 to 02/11/19 15:00

The Yass NSW SES Unit will be at the Classic Yass Billy Cart Derby. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters, view our interactive display and watch the Yass-Hill Tops Billy Cart race to glory :-)

Cooma Show Ground
Cooma Motorfest

Cooma Motorfest

Saturday

02/11/19 7:00 to 02/11/19 16:00

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.

Barclay Street Ovals, Eden
Eden Whale Festival

Eden Whale Festival

Saturday

02/11/19 9:30 to 02/11/19 16:00

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

Ulmarra Unit
Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne Cup Day

Monday

04/11/19 23:00 to 05/11/19 22:59

Make sure you visit the SES window display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulmarra Unit.

Ulmarra Memorial Park
Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Monday

11/11/19 10:00 to 11/11/19 11:00

Come respect the fallen soldiers with the community of Ulmarra and Ulmarra SES.

Cooma McDonalds
McHappy Day

McHappy Day

Saturday

16/11/19 11:00 to 16/11/19 14:00

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

Ulmarra Park
Ulmarra Santa Run

Ulmarra Santa Run

Saturday

07/12/19 9:00 to 07/12/19 13:00

The Ulmarra NSW SES Unit will be at the Ulmarra Park. Come and meet Paddy Platypus, Santa and our friendly volunteers.

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