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!

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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

Jack Evans Boat Harbour - Tweed Heads
Tweed Emergency Services Expo

Tweed Emergency Services Expo

Sunday

26/05/19 10:00 to 26/05/19 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah, Tweed Coast 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.

Lismore Workers Club
Get Ready Lismore CBD Meeting

Get Ready Lismore CBD Meeting

Tuesday

28/05/19 18:00 to 28/05/19 20:30

Lismore SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the business owners and residents of Lismore CBD to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

South Lismore Bowls Club
Get Ready Nth Lismore Meeting

Get Ready Nth Lismore Meeting

Wednesday

29/05/19 18:00

Lismore SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of North Lismore to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

South Lismore Bowling Club
Get Ready North Lismore Meeting

Get Ready North Lismore Meeting

Wednesday

29/05/19 18:00 to 29/05/19 20:30

Lismore SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of North Lismore to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

South Lismore Bowls Club
Get Ready South Lismore Meeting

Get Ready South Lismore Meeting

Thursday

30/05/19 18:00 to 30/05/19 20:30

Lismore SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of South Lismore to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Brushgrove
Emergency service expo

Emergency service expo

Sunday

02/06/19 10:00 to 02/06/19 13:00

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.

Murwillumbah Ex Services Club
Get Ready Murwillumbah Meeting

Get Ready Murwillumbah Meeting

Tuesday

04/06/19 18:00 to 04/06/19 20:30

Murwillumbah SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the businesses and residents of Murwillumbah to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Cudgen Leagues Club
Get Ready Chinderah and Kingscliff Meeting

Get Ready Chinderah and Kingscliff Meeting

Wednesday

05/06/19 18:00

Tweed Heads and Tweed Coast Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of Chinderah and Kingscliff and surrounds to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Cudgen Leagues Club
Get Ready Chinderah and Kingscliff Meeting

Get Ready Chinderah and Kingscliff Meeting

Wednesday

05/06/19 18:00 to 05/06/19 20:30

Tweed Coast Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of Chinderah, Kingscliff and surrounding areas to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Mullumbimby Civic Hall
Get Ready Mullumbimby Meeting

Get Ready Mullumbimby Meeting

Tuesday

11/06/19 18:00 to 11/06/19 20:30

Mullumbimby SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of mullumbimby to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

South Golden Beach Hall
Get Ready Ocean Shores and South Golden Beach Meeting

Get Ready Ocean Shores and South Golden Beach Meeting

Sunday

16/06/19 18:00 to 16/06/19 20:30

Mullumbimby SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of Ocean Shores and South Golden Beach to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Cavanbah Room, Byron Community Centre, Byron Bay
Get Ready byron BayMeeting

Get Ready byron BayMeeting

Tuesday

18/06/19 18:00 to 18/06/19 20:30

Mullumbimby SES Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the businesses and residents of Byron Bay to discuss how we can work together in future flood and storm events.

Katoomba
Winter Magic Festival

Winter Magic Festival

Saturday

22/06/19 10:00 to 22/06/19 17:00

The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Winter Magic Festival. Come and meet and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters .

Tucabia Shop
Tucabia Shop

Tucabia Shop

Monday

29/07/19 10:00 to 29/07/19 14:00

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.

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
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.

Brushgrove Hotel
Brushgrove Markets

Brushgrove Markets

Sunday

15/09/19 8:00 to 15/09/19 12:00

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.

Ulmarra RFS
SES/RFS Open Day Ulmarra

SES/RFS Open Day Ulmarra

Thursday

19/09/19 10:00 to 19/09/19 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers and RFS Members 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.

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.

Picton Showground
PICTON SHOW

PICTON SHOW

Saturday

12/10/19 7:00 to 13/10/19 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.

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.

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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