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.

Before a flood

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.

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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

ANZAC Day March and Service

ANZAC Day March and Service

Sunday

22/04/18 14:00

Ulmarra
Rememberance Day

Rememberance Day

Wednesday

25/04/18 9:00 to 25/04/18 12:00

ULMARRA UNIT WILL PRESENT A WREATH AT ANZAC DAY CEREMONY

Anzac Day 2018

Anzac Day 2018

Wednesday

25/04/18 19:55

Macquarie Road Springwood
Springwood Foundation Day

Springwood Foundation Day

Saturday

28/04/18 8:00 to 28/04/18 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.

Tumut
Festival of the Falling Leaf

Festival of the Falling Leaf

Saturday

28/04/18 8:00 to 28/04/18 23:00

The Tumut NSW SES Unit will be at the Tumut Festival of the Falling Leaf come and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display. Enjoy the Street Parade, Gala Day and Night Fireworks

Tom Strong Reserve, Warilla
Get Ready "Flooding Near Me" pop-up BBQ meeting - Warilla

Get Ready "Flooding Near Me" pop-up BBQ meeting - Warilla

Saturday

28/04/18 11:00 to 28/04/18 13:00

Shellharbour City Unit are holding a community BBQ meeting to meet the residents of Warilla to discuss local flood impacts and what actions the local community takes when flooding does occur.

Toronto Avenue Dapto
Scouts Visit

Scouts Visit

Tuesday

01/05/18 18:30 to 01/05/18 20:00

Coniston Unit will be attending Dapto Scouts holding an education night with information on floods and storm.

Tocal Agricultural College
TOCAL FIELD DAYS

TOCAL FIELD DAYS

Friday

04/05/18 9:00 to 06/05/18 17:00

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.

Collector Village
Collector Village Pumpkin Festival

Collector Village Pumpkin Festival

Saturday

05/05/18 8:00 to 06/05/18 17:00

Come and join in the fun at the Annual Pumpkin Festival

Tambar Springs Unit, Tambar Street, Tambar Springs
Tambar Springs Open Day

Tambar Springs Open Day

Saturday

05/05/18 10:00 to 05/05/18 17:00

Tambar Springs Unit Invites you to a community Open Day at our local headquarters. Come along for a fun filled learning adventure with our members. Learn how you can help us help your community.

Lapstone Public School
Lapstone Fireworks Display

Lapstone Fireworks Display

Saturday

05/05/18 17:09 to 05/05/18 20:30

The Blue Mountains NSW SES Unit will be at the Lapstone Primary School for their Fireworks Night. Come meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters .

Ballina Amphitheatre Missingham Bridge
Our Kids Dayout

Our Kids Dayout

Sunday

06/05/18 8:00 to 06/05/18 14:00

The Ballina NSW SES Unit will be at the Our Kids Day Out, come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display, plus live entertainment for the children throughout the day.

crookwell
Potato Festival

Potato Festival

Friday

11/05/18 10:46 to 14/05/18 10:46

The Crookwell NSW SES Unit will be at the Potato 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.

Campsie Food Festival

Campsie Food Festival

Saturday

12/05/18 19:58

Wee Jasper
Wee Jasper Fireworks

Wee Jasper Fireworks

Saturday

19/05/18 11:00 to 19/05/18 21:00

Wee Jasper
Wee Jasper Fireworks

Wee Jasper Fireworks

Saturday

19/05/18 23:00

State-wide
WOW Day

WOW Day

Wednesday

23/05/18 9:00 to 20/06/18 21:30

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) and NRMA Insurance will be painting New South Wales orange with a range of WOW Day activities to show their support of NSW SES volunteers.

Yass township
WOW Day Yass

WOW Day Yass

Wednesday

23/05/18 23:00

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.

Todd Park, Cummins St, Unanderra
Community BBQ

Community BBQ

Sunday

10/06/18 11:00 to 10/06/18 13:00

Have you or your family been affected by flood water? Would you like to know more about how you can prepare? How can the Wollongong SES unit help you during a natural disaster? The Wollongong City unit will be hosting a Community BBQ to meet the residents of Wollongong. Our friendly members will be there to assist local residents with preparation...

Inala, Castle Hill Rd, Cherrybrook
Inala Fair

Inala Fair

Sunday

16/09/18 9:00 to 16/09/18 15:00

The Hornsby NSW SES Unit will be at the Inala Fair again this year. Come and speak to our volunteers about storm safety and hop in the flood boat.

Yass High School
NAIDOC

NAIDOC

Thursday

20/09/18 8:00 to 20/09/18 17:00

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