Evacuation Warning – prepare to evacuate
When flooding is likely to cut evacuation routes or inundate property, the NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) issues an Evacuation Warning to indicate that you should get prepared to evacuate. Being prepared will allow you to respond quickly if an Evacuation Order is issued.
Residents should monitor the situation and be prepared to evacuate when instructed to do so. An Evacuation Order will be issued by NSW SES only when evacuation is required.
How to prepare for possible evacuation:
Who to call?
132 500 For emergency help in flood, storm and tsunami
000 For life threatening emergencies call
Click here for further information on when to call NSW SES
Put together an emergency kit
Locate your Emergency Kit and add any medications, important papers, special items for babies and the elderly, clothing, food and water.
Your emergency kit should contain all the essential items you will need if you need to evacuate or become isolated. These items may include medications, important documents and family photos.
Click here to learn more about preparing an Emergency Kit with essential items.
Ways you may be informed about warnings
The NSW SES issues Flood Bulletins to the media which inform people about what is expected to happen during flooding. Radio stations are asked to read and repeat the Flood Bulletin.
We will also post information on flooding in the News section of this website as well as on the NSW SES Facebook site.
Monitor the situation
Listen to local radio stations, television broadcasts and social media updates to keep up to date with the current situations.
Continually monitor these channels and talk with friends and family to ensure they understand what is going on as well.
Our volunteers advises people to always follow instructions given by the emergency services and to make sure neighbours, family and friends are aware of possible storms and flooding.
It is also important for people living in areas which are prone to flooding to be proactive in sourcing information about potential floods. Talk to your local council about local information and what services will be available during floods, monitor the Bureau of Meteorology website and keep informed through other websites, the media and family and friends.
AUSLAN - When an Evacuation Warning is issued.