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.
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.
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.
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
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.
We have also compiled some handy links to other resources that may help you get back on your feet.
Cyclone Uesi tracking off the East Coast
12/02/2020 02:05:13 PM
The latest update from the Bureau of Meteorology has Tropical Cyclone Uesi moving south towards Lord Howe Island at 19 kilometres per hour.
More wet weather on the way for already saturated communities
12/02/2020 12:27:15 PM
Don’t put your umbrella away just yet. While the trough which caused havoc along the coast has eased, thunderstorms are predicted to move in.
Coffs Harbour flood rescue specialists bring children to safety
12/02/2020 11:36:50 AM
NSW SES members from NSW SES Coffs Harbour City Unit attended a job last night that involved adults and 2 children who were trapped in a house with rising floodwater.
NSW SES Coffs Harbour City Unit Deputy Commander Kevin Gibson said the stranded children were rescued by expert flood technicians using an Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB).
NSW could be in for another drenching with further rainfall predicted
11/02/2020 06:24:25 PM
NSW could be in for another drenching with further rainfall predicted to be on the way later this week.
Residents and business should take necessary steps now to avoid potential damage to their properties.