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.

Get Ready NSW

NSW SES and NRMA Insurance are working side by side to encourage NSW residents to Get Ready.

Prepare for a storm NOW

Preparing now can help reduce damage caused by severe storms and reduce the resulting repair bill.

Summer storms are here

Together with NRMA Insurance we’re asking everyone to make clearing the gutters a top priority.

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 And Business

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

Be Aware

Severe Weather Warnings 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.

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.

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

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?

Pets and Animals

Information on caring for your pets and animals - before, during and after a storm.

Make sure you look after your pets and include them in your emergency plans.

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

Volunteer with NSW SES

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.

Every NSW SES volunteer is part of a team of highly-trained professionals across the state who share a commitment to helping their communities. Do you have what it takes? #VolunteerExperience

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Upcoming community events

SES HQ 19-31 Killeen Street Auburn
NSW SES - Auburn Unit Information Night

NSW SES - Auburn Unit Information Night

Wednesday

23/01/19 19:30 to 23/01/19 21:30

Looking for something to do in your spare time? Want to give back to the community and learn more? Come and visit the NSW SES Auburn Unit who are hosting an Information Night down at their SES HQ. You can also Volunteer today at https://www.ses.nsw.gov.au/get-involved/volunteer/

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.

Activities planned across NSW, visit www.australiaday.com.au
Australia Day 2019

Australia Day 2019

Saturday

26/01/19 7:00 to 27/01/19 0:00

#GetReady NSW Australia Day events take place on Saturday 26 January. NSW offers a calendar of events for all ages, backgrounds and areas of interest.

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.

Strathfield Park, Homebush Road, Strathfield
Strathfield Council Australia Day Celebrations

Strathfield Council Australia Day Celebrations

Saturday

26/01/19 8:30 to 26/01/19 13:00

The Strathfield NSW SES Unit will be at the Strathfield Council Australia Day Celebrations. Come and enjoy the BBQ and meet our friendly volunteers. The Council will welcome new Australian citizens and recognising outstanding individuals who contribute to the local community.

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.

Rappville
Australia Day event

Australia Day event

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 Casino 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

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.

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.

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