Storm Types in NSW

Learn about some common storm types that we experience in NSW

Managing Pets in Disasters

Your pets are reliant on you during storms and can be scared by lightning, thunder and heavy rain. Read more on how to look after your pets this storm season.

Prepare now for a Tornado

It is important to be aware of the conditions that can cause tornadoes and know what to do to prepare, respond and recover.

Learn about Coastal Erosion

During storms coastal erosion can occur rapidly, causing damage and potential danger to buildings, infrastructure and people.

Before a storm

Know Your Risk

Storms can happen anywhere, at any time of the year. It is important to prepare your family and prepare your property now and stay prepared all year round. Storms are the most costly natural disaster to affect NSW.

 

Plan Now For What You Will Do

One of the most important things you can do now is to plan for future emergencies.

Remember, it is important to protect your family from storms and minimise damage to your property or business. 

Prepare Your Home

There are eight simple things that you can do now to prepare your home and help reduce the potential damage caused by severe storms.

Make a plan for your animals today

Planning how to take care of your animals before an emergency helps to keep everyone safe.

Learn about Coastal Erosion

Coastal erosion is the loss of land along the shoreline due to the natural removal of beach and dune material in response to changing wave and water level conditions.

Things to consider if you live in a rural area

As a rural property owner or manager you may have experienced many storms.

The effects of storms on rural property owners can include losses to livestock, crops, fencing, buildings, personal items, farm equipment and machinery.

Get Your Emergency Kit Together

When a severe storm impacts your area, you may need to relocate until the area can be deemed safe. Having an emergency Kit ready will allow to to move to safety knowing you have everything you and your family need.

Know your warnings

Severe Weather and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings are issued by the Bureau of Meteorology to alert communities to the threat of severe weather.

Look out for each other

Looking out for each other before a storm hits can help one another prepare and ensure everyone is on the same page.

StormSafe for people living with deafness and hearing impairments

Many people across NSW are affected by dangerous storms and there have been avoidable deaths due to storm activity. The protection of life is the highest priority for the NSW SES when we make decisions about planning for storms.

During a storm

Electricity Safety Tips

If your power or gas goes out or there's a fault or emergency, your distributor is usually the best place to start.

Know Your Risk

During storms it is important to protect your family and property from major storm impacts including:

  • Damaging winds
  • Hail
  • Lightning
  • Heavy rainfall
  • Damaging surf

Plan Now for What You Will Do

Has a Severe Weather Warning or Severe Thunderstorm Warning been issued?

Now is the time to activate and follow your HOME or BUSINESS emergency plan.

Prepare Your Home and Business

A Severe Weather Warning or Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued.

Now is the time to activate your home or business emergency plan.

 

Be Aware

Severe Weather Warnings and Severe Thunderstorm Warnings?

How will I know if a storm is about to hit? Find out here.

Look Out For Each Other

How can we all look out for others during a storm?

Get Ready Animals

Emergencies such as floods or bushfires can happen quickly.

Planning how to take care of your animals before an emergency helps to keep everyone safe.

After a storm

Know Your Risk - After a Storm

What dangers are there after a storm has hit?

Find out what to be aware of and how to keep safe.

Plan Now For What You Will Do

Now is the time to activate your HOME or BUSINESS emergency plan.

Prepare Your Home and Business

Keep listening to your local radio station for information, updates and advice.

Be Aware

Listen to your local radio station and other media for information, updates and advice

Look Out For Each Other

Check your house or property for damage

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Volunteering with NSW SES is an exciting and rewarding experience. As a NSW SES volunteer you can not only make a difference in the lives of others, but also gain valuable training and skills.

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Upcoming community events

4685 Wisemans Ferry Road, Spencer, NSW 2775
Spencer Community Information Day

Spencer Community Information Day

Saturday

03/12/22 11:00 to 03/12/22 14:00

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

Coopernook School of Arts Hall
Coopernook Flood Workshop

Coopernook Flood Workshop

Sunday

04/12/22 11:30 to 04/12/22 13:00

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

Golfers Lounge, Moruya Golf Club
Moruya Floodplain Awareness Workshop

Moruya Floodplain Awareness Workshop

Tuesday

06/12/22 17:30 to 06/12/22 19:00

Moruya Unit is holding a community meeting to meet the residents of Moruya to discuss how we can work together in future flood events.

Ballina Masonic Hall , 56 Cherry St Ballina
Ballina Community Meeting

Ballina Community Meeting

Tuesday

06/12/22 17:30 to 06/12/22 19:00

​Tamara Smith MP is running a series of workshops for community to talk to residents about preparedness for future severe weather events. Ballina SES will be there to answer questions and to discuss ways to be flood and storm safe.

Glenelg Street, Raymond Terrace, NSW 2324
Christmas Community Day

Christmas Community Day

Saturday

10/12/22 10:00 to 10/12/22 14:00

Members from NSW SES Port Stephens Unit will be in Raymond Terrace on Saturday, 10th of December for Christmas Community Day. The event will start at 10am, upon the arrival of Santa in his NSW SES sleigh. Glenelg Street & Sturgeon Streets will be closed to traffic, for the event. There will be fun for everyone at this event including: > jumping...

Seagulls Rugby League Fooball Club Ballina
Ballina Riverside Christmas Carols

Ballina Riverside Christmas Carols

Sunday

11/12/22 17:30 to 11/12/22 22:00

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.

Harbour Foreshore Batemans Bay
Australia Day Celebrations

Australia Day Celebrations

Thursday

26/01/23 8:30 to 26/01/23 13:30

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.

Menai marketplace
Community education and awareness

Community education and awareness

Saturday

28/01/23 10:00 to 28/01/23 16:00

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

Sydney
Mardi Gras & World Pride Parade

Mardi Gras & World Pride Parade

Saturday

25/02/23 14:00 to 25/02/23 23:00

NSW SES PRIDE will once again reflect the diversity of the communities we come from by participating in the 2023 Mardi Gras & World Pride Parade. Our LGBTQIA+ members are extremely proud to be able to represent the NSW SES and visibly demonstrate the service's commitment to inclusive practice.

Muswellbrook Show Ground
Bengalla Upper Hunter Show 2023

Bengalla Upper Hunter Show 2023

Friday

17/03/23 8:00 to 18/03/23 18:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from the local Upper Hunter 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.

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