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

Bonalbo (10.00 AM), and, Tabulam Village and the Indigenous community of Jubullum (01.00 PM)
West of the Range Emergency Services Christmas Run

West of the Range Emergency Services Christmas Run

Thursday

20/12/18 9:00 to 20/12/18 16:00

The Tabulam NSW SES Unit will be participating in the West of the Range Emergency Services Christmas Run in order to meet and greet within the communities in a multi-agency capacity to build rapport and relationships, and educate with regard to emergency and disaster preparedness.

Harrington Foreshore & Surrounds
John Gollan Day Harrington Festival & Fireworks

John Gollan Day Harrington Festival & Fireworks

Tuesday

01/01/19 7:00 to 01/01/19 23:00

The Harrington NSW SES Unit will be at the John Gollan Day Harrington Festival & Fireworks. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and watch our flood boat patrolling the waterway.

Bradman Oval, Bowral
Triple Zero Cricket Challenge

Triple Zero Cricket Challenge

Wednesday

16/01/19 7:00 to 16/01/19 16:00

The NSW SES Wingecarribee Unit will be at the Triple Zero Cricket Challenge & Emergency Services Expo. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Marulan
Australia Day - Marulan

Australia Day - Marulan

Friday

25/01/19 13:53 to 28/01/19 13:53

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

Berrima
Wingecarribee Shire Australia Day Parade

Wingecarribee Shire Australia Day Parade

Saturday

26/01/19 7:00 to 26/01/19 16:00

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

Mollymook Beach
Australia Day Celebrations

Australia Day Celebrations

Saturday

26/01/19 8:00 to 26/01/19 15:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Ulladulla Unit. We'll have activities and hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as Storms, Floods and Tsunamis.

John Street Camden
Australia Day

Australia Day

Saturday

26/01/19 9:00 to 26/01/19 14:00

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

Springwood Public School
Springwood Australia Day

Springwood Australia Day

Saturday

26/01/19 10:00 to 26/01/19 16:00

The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Springwood Australia Day Celebration. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our floodboat and response vehicles.

Wentworth Falls Lake
Wentworth Falls Australia Day

Wentworth Falls Australia Day

Saturday

26/01/19 10:00 to 26/01/19 15:00

The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Australia Day activites at Wentworth Falls Lake. Come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Bungendore Showgrounds
Bungendore Show

Bungendore Show

Sunday

27/01/19 13:01

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

Maitland Showground
Maitland Show

Maitland Show

Friday

15/02/19 9:00 to 17/02/19 17:33

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

GUNDAGAI SES SHED
Open day Gundagai Ses uNIT

Open day Gundagai Ses uNIT

Saturday

23/02/19 9:00 to 23/02/19 14:00

OPEN DAY TO BE HELD AT THE GUNDAGAI UNIT TO TRY AND GET SOME NEW MEMBERS AND RAISE THE PROFILE OF TH EUNIT WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.

Bryan Brown Theatre, Bankstown (walking distance from Bankstown Train Station)
Young Humanitarians Conference.

Young Humanitarians Conference.

Tuesday

26/02/19 15:32 to 27/02/19 15:32

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