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

Victoria Park, Camperdown
Mardi Gras Fair Day

Mardi Gras Fair Day

Sunday

17/02/19 10:00 to 17/02/19 17:00

Make sure you visit the NSW SES Community Stand at the 2019 Fair Day, talk to our local SES Volunteers about who we are, what we do and how you can become involved. One of the community's most-loved events, Fair Day attracts more than 70,000 people who are entertained by an amazing array of performances on the Main Stage, browse and shop at the...

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.

Bellambi Bunnings Cnr Bellambi Ln & Watts Ln Bellambi
SES and RFS Get Ready Information and Display

SES and RFS Get Ready Information and Display

Saturday

23/02/19 10:00 to 23/02/19 14:00

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

Bellambi Bunnings Cnr Bellambi Ln & Watts Ln Bellambi
SES and RFS  Get Ready Information and Display

SES and RFS Get Ready Information and Display

Sunday

24/02/19 10:00 to 24/02/19 14:00

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

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

Queanbeyan West Public School
Queanbeyan West Public School Fete

Queanbeyan West Public School Fete

Friday

01/03/19 18:00 to 01/03/19 21:00

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.

Cooma Show Ground
Cooma Show

Cooma Show

Saturday

09/03/19 9:00

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.

82 Bong Bong Road, Horsley NSW 2530
Ladies Night In

Ladies Night In

Wednesday

17/04/19 19:08 to 17/04/19 22:08

The Women of the NSW SES Dapto Unit are hosting a women's only workshop on how to prepare for emergencies. Be empowered with likeminded women.

WOW Day Celebrations

WOW Day Celebrations

Wednesday

22/05/19 9:18

The Dapto NSW SES Unit will be out and about this WOW Day. If you see Paddy walking around, come by and say Hi.

Centennial Park Cooma
Cooma Recruitment and Wow Day Celebrations

Cooma Recruitment and Wow Day Celebrations

Wednesday

22/05/19 11:00 to 22/05/19 15:00

Are you a member of ? Come along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms.

Princes Highway, Dapto
Community Engagement - Dapto Showground

Community Engagement - Dapto Showground

Saturday

28/09/19 8:00 to 28/09/19 17:54

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.

Cooma McDonalds
McHappy Day

McHappy Day

Saturday

16/11/19 12:00 to 16/11/19 15:00

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.

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