NSW SES responds to storms and floods

24/10/2020 04:36 PM

NSW State Emergency Service volunteers have responded to some 100 calls for assistance as wild weather hits parts of the state.

Since 5pm Friday 23 October, NSW SES volunteers have attended to requests for assistance ranging from fallen trees, damaged roofs and floods in various parts of the state due to storms and heavy rain.

Among these have been responses by volunteers to a flood in a small town in Tumbarumba, which is south-west of ACT.

Volunteers have worked with the local Snowy Valleys Council to assist the community.

NSW SES would like to remind communities right across the state to stay vigilant over the next few days as storms are likely to occur.

People are encouraged to visit the Bureau of Meteorology’s website for more information about the weather and keep note of any potential severe weather warnings in place.

To prepare for storms and potential floods, NSW SES is asking people to:

  • Monitor the weather situation closely by keeping an eye on the Bureau of Meteorology and our website and social media channels.
  • Keep your car clear of trees and powerlines and keep it undercover where possible.
  • Tie-down any larger objects, such as trampolines, that are likely to fly away in strong winds.
  • Limit any unnecessary travel. If you must travel, avoid low-lying flash flood hotspots.
  • Never, drive, ride or walk through floodwater – floodwaters are deceptive and dangerous.
  • Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.

Never drive, walk or ride through floodwater

If you need emergency assistance in a storm or flood, call 132 500 or if the situation is life-threatening call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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