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 'Reduced Threat: Return with Caution - Advice' when it is safe for residents and businesses to return to a flood affected area, previously subject to an evacuation.

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.

The Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley will flood again.

Find out more about your local flood risk and how you can prepare.

Do you live behind a Levee?

Learn how dangerous flooding can result behind a levee when it is over topped or breached.

The dangers of flash flooding

The major cause of death during flash floods is by people entering flash floodwater.

Georges River has flooded before. It will happen again.

Find out more about your local flood risk and actions you can take to prepare.

Before a flood

What's your plan?

Flood Awareness NSW

Find out your local flood risk here and what you can do to prepare.

For Schools

The NSW SES is committed to building resilience in floods in NSW communities. New program now available.

What's your flood risk in the Hawkesbury-Nepean floodplain?

Find out how floods have affected your area and learn what you can do to prepare.

Do You Live Behind a Levee?

Dangerous flooding can result behind a levee when it is over topped or breached. Learn more...

The dangers of flash flooding

If you live, work or regularly travel in a flash flood area, there may be no official warning for flash floods.

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.

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 

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.

The dangers of flash flooding

If you live, work or regularly travel in a flash flood area, there may be no official warning for flash floods.

Know Your Risk

There are plenty of risks that can affect you in a flood.

Learn more

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

After flooding

The NSW SES will issue 'Reduced Threat: Return with Caution - Advice' when it is safe for residents and businesses to return to a flood affected area, previously subject to an 'Evacuate Now/Before - Emergency Warning'. Read more

Returning to your property after a flood

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.

Next steps toward recovery

In NSW, recovery following a disaster is managed by a range of organisations. The NSW SES has produced a recovery guide to help you take the next steps towards recovery from floods, storms and tsunami.

 

Cleaning up after a flood

This page contains some useful tips and practical information to help households start the clean up after wind and water damage.

Disaster Relief and Support

If you have been impacted by a natural disaster, you may be eligible for Disaster relief assistance and support from the NSW Government.

Recovery information for residents returning to their property after a flood

When you return to your home or business after a flood, the task of where to start can be overwhelming.

Download this recovery guide to help you get on your feet, safely and quickly.

Cleaning up after a disaster

This page contains some useful tips and practical information to help households start the clean up after wind and water damage.

What you can do to help

After floods there are a range of things you can do to look out for each other.

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Upcoming community events

Deniliquin Airport - Macknight Drive, Deniliquin NSW 2710
Deniliquin Airfield Open Day

Deniliquin Airfield Open Day

Sunday

23/06/24 8:30 to 23/06/24 12:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from the Deniliquin-Conargo 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.

Deniliquin Airport - Macknight Drive, Deniliquin NSW 2710
Deniliquin Airfield Open Day

Deniliquin Airfield Open Day

Sunday

23/06/24 8:30 to 23/06/24 12:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from the Deniliquin-Conargo 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.

Warringah Pittwater SES, 3 Thompson Drive, Terrey Hills
Women Helping Women Workshop

Women Helping Women Workshop

Sunday

30/06/24 14:00 to 30/06/24 16:00

An event for women, run by women, to learn skills to protect their homes and loved ones during a severe weather event. Learn how to safely manage a ladder, how to manage storm water around the home and hot tips when things are going wrong followed by a fabulous afternoon tea.

Warringah Pittwater SES, 3 Thompson Drive, Terrey Hills
Women Helping Women Workshop

Women Helping Women Workshop

Sunday

30/06/24 14:00 to 30/06/24 16:00

An event for women, run by women, to learn skills to protect their homes and loved ones during a severe weather event. Learn how to safely manage a ladder, how to manage storm water around the home and hot tips when things are going wrong followed by a fabulous afternoon tea.

Dapto Unit, 1 Drummond St Coniston
Dapto Unit Information Night

Dapto Unit Information Night

Monday

08/07/24 19:30 to 08/07/24 21:30

The Dapto Unit will be holding an Information Night for prospective members to come along to understand what is means to be a NSW SES volunteer, what we do and the level of commitment required

Dapto Unit, 1 Drummond St Coniston
Dapto Unit Information Night

Dapto Unit Information Night

Monday

08/07/24 19:30 to 08/07/24 21:30

The Dapto Unit will be holding an Information Night for prospective members to come along to understand what is means to be a NSW SES volunteer, what we do and the level of commitment required

Armada Shopping Centre,Bathurst
Shopping Centre Information display

Shopping Centre Information display

Saturday

13/07/24 10:00 to 13/07/24 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Bathurst Unit. We'll have hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods. And information on what we do within the Bathurst community and how you can help out.

Armada Shopping Centre,Bathurst
Shopping Centre Information display

Shopping Centre Information display

Saturday

13/07/24 10:00 to 13/07/24 14:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers from Bathurst Unit. We'll have hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods. And information on what we do within the Bathurst community and how you can help out.

Spring Ridge
Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull

Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull

Saturday

03/08/24 15:00 to 03/08/24 23:00

The Tambar Springs NSW SES Unit will be at the Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull. Come down and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and learn more about what we do.

Spring Ridge
Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull

Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull

Saturday

03/08/24 15:00 to 03/08/24 23:00

The Tambar Springs NSW SES Unit will be at the Spring Ridge Down Under Modified Tractor Pull. Come down and meet our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and learn more about what we do.

Cathy Freeman Park
Deaf Festival

Deaf Festival

Saturday

24/08/24 10:00 to 24/08/24 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers and our Auslan Liaison Team. There will be activities, hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Cathy Freeman Park
Deaf Festival

Deaf Festival

Saturday

24/08/24 10:00 to 24/08/24 16:00

Make sure you visit the SES Display staffed by NSW SES volunteers and our Auslan Liaison Team. There will be activities, hand-outs to help you and your family better understand and prepare for emergencies such as storms and floods.

Cronulla Golf Club, Cnr Hume and Elouera Roads, Cronulla
Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

Monday

26/08/24 0:00 to 26/08/24 10:00

Are you a member of Burraneer PROBUS? Come along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms. This presentation will allow members to increase their knowledge about floods and storms in their area and interact with SES around the content.

Cronulla Golf Club, Cnr Hume and Elouera Roads, Cronulla
Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

Monday

26/08/24 0:00 to 26/08/24 10:00

Are you a member of Burraneer PROBUS? Come along and hear about what the NSW SES does and learn how you can prepare your property for floods and storms. This presentation will allow members to increase their knowledge about floods and storms in their area and interact with SES around the content.

Tambar Springs Hall and surrounds Tambar Springs NSW
Rescue Me Gala

Rescue Me Gala

Saturday

07/09/24 3:00 to 07/09/24 10:00

The Tambar Springs NSW SES Unit will be at the Rescue Me Gala. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters. Participate in the different activities. There will be activities for both adults and children, something for all age groups.

Tambar Springs Hall and surrounds Tambar Springs NSW
Rescue Me Gala

Rescue Me Gala

Saturday

07/09/24 3:00 to 07/09/24 10:00

The Tambar Springs NSW SES Unit will be at the Rescue Me Gala. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters. Participate in the different activities. There will be activities for both adults and children, something for all age groups.

Kendall Show Grounds
Camden Haven Show

Camden Haven Show

Saturday

19/10/24 7:00 to 20/10/24 18:00

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

Kendall Show Grounds
Camden Haven Show

Camden Haven Show

Saturday

19/10/24 7:00 to 20/10/24 18:00

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

Corrigans Beach Reserve Beach Road Batehaven
Playdates with Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Monday

21/10/24 17:30 to 21/10/24 19:00

The NSW SES Unit will be at the < Playdates with Emergency Services at Corrigans Beach Reserve Batehaven> Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Corrigans Beach Reserve Beach Road Batehaven
Playdates with Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Monday

21/10/24 17:30 to 21/10/24 19:00

The NSW SES Unit will be at the < Playdates with Emergency Services at Corrigans Beach Reserve Batehaven> Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display.

Quota Park 19 Riverside Drive Narooma
Playdates with  Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Thursday

24/10/24 17:30 to 24/10/24 19:00

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.

Quota Park 19 Riverside Drive Narooma
Playdates with  Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Thursday

24/10/24 17:30 to 24/10/24 19:00

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.

Riverside Park ,Ford Street ,Moruya
Playdates with Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Monday

28/10/24 17:30 to 28/10/24 19:00

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.

Riverside Park ,Ford Street ,Moruya
Playdates with Emergency Services

Playdates with Emergency Services

Monday

28/10/24 17:30 to 28/10/24 19:00

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.

Bunnings Kirrawee, 127 Bath Rd, Kirrawee
Bunnings Kirrawee Chistmas Community Event

Bunnings Kirrawee Chistmas Community Event

Thursday

05/12/24 0:00 to 05/12/24 17:19

The Heathcote NSW SES Unit will be at Bunnings Kirrawee's Christmas Community Event. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display. We will have a kids activity corner too.

Bunnings Kirrawee, 127 Bath Rd, Kirrawee
Bunnings Kirrawee Chistmas Community Event

Bunnings Kirrawee Chistmas Community Event

Thursday

05/12/24 0:00 to 05/12/24 17:19

The Heathcote NSW SES Unit will be at Bunnings Kirrawee's Christmas Community Event. Come and meet Paddy Platypus and our friendly volunteers, learn about how to be safer in emergencies and disasters and view our interactive display. We will have a kids activity corner too.

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