Local Risk Information

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.

Recent Floods and Storms

You can learn a lot from the past. 

Read about the significant floods and storms that have happened in your area in recent years.

Record Floods

Here are the records of floods in your area.  They may help you understand the risk in your area.

They are listed for significant river systems with key warning gauges only. 

Local Road Information

Here are some handy links to Roads and Maritime Services and your local councils who manage road closures in your area. 

Local Rivers

A list of significant rivers in the Illawarra and South Coast Region of NSW and a handy link to river conditions and latest rainfall totals to help you self-assess the risk in your area.  

Things to consider if you live in an urban area

Urban areas, including metropolitan, suburbs and towns, can have specific storm risks including impacts of flash flooding. It is important to remember that storm water and floodwater in urban areas can be very dangerous.

Local Emergency Contacts

Your Local Councils

Check with your local council for information about property-specific risks, local road closures and local planning approval guidelines.

Your Local NSW SES Units

The State of NSW is divided into 17 Regions based on major river systems. 

Check here to see the local Units operating in your area.


Emergency Service Organisations

Contact details for Emergency Service Organisations in NSW

Local Radio Stations

Your local radio station can provide information and updates during emergencies that are specific to your local area

Other useful contacts

Some other useful contacts that may help you during and after disasters 

Local Plans and Guides

Flood Storm and Tsunami Guides

Download the FloodSafe, StormSafe and TsunamiSafe guides here to help you prepare for emergencies near you.

Flood Storm and Tsunami Plans

The NSW SES undertakes flood, storm and tsunami planning to determine how to best manage natural disasters.

Tsunami Evacuation Map

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has released maps showing evacuation areas in the event of a land-threat tsunami.

Learn how tsunami could impact your location.

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.



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