NSW SES Advise Residents of Sydney Metro and NSW East Coast to Stay Alert

14/03/2019 02:30 PM

NSW SES are urges residents to prepare for the possibility of thunderstorms and periods of heavy rain fall from later this afternoon.

NSW SES is working closely with the Bureau of Meteorology to prepare for the possibility of a wet few days, starting this afternoon and continuing into the weekend. This weather system has a high potential for flash flooding in storm cells.

The potential areas affected may include the Illawarra and South Coast, Sydney Metro, Northern Beaches and the Upper Hunter. NSW SES encourages residents to stay alert, listen to any updates and advice and monitor the Bureau of Meteorology Warnings

NSW SES Metro Zone Commander Laura Whythe says, “These intense storm cells with rainfall bursts may make roads and water courses dangerous, with the potential to damage property and create flash flooding.

Before the weather deteriorates NSW SES recommends making a quick check around your home to ensure outdoor furniture is secure, overhanging branches are trimmed, gutters and down pipes are clear of debris.

We’re reminding people to put their own safety first and never drive, walk, ride or play in flood waters.

Get ready now for upcoming wet conditions by planning your route and take extra care when driving or moving about.”

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For assistance during flood and storm emergencies call the NSW SES on 132 500.

In life-threatening emergencies call triple zero (000).

Report fallen power lines to either Ausgrid (131 388), Endeavour Energy (131 003) or Essential Energy (132 080) as shown on your power bill.

If it's flooded forget it.

NSW SES Media: 02 4225 7500

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