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 Mid North 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
NSW is divided into 17 Regions based on major river systems. Check here to see the local Units operating in your area.
Each Region Controller is responsible for the operational control of emergency flood and storm responses, including planning, training, operational support and other functions within their area of control.
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.
Spring Hasn't Sprung - Rain, Snow & Winds Set for New South Wales
18/09/2019 11:06:30 AM
A cold front with a transient low pressure system has resulted in snow to low levels across the Central and Southern Tablelands as well as widespread rainfall and strong winds across the Illawarra, Metropolitan and Central Coast areas.
NSW SES launch new $56m rescue fleet
04/09/2019 04:10:31 PM
The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) will officially launch its new $56.4 million-dollar fleet of rescue vehicles on Sunday 8th September.
East Coast Set to Get Soaked
29/08/2019 09:39:37 AM
The NSW east coast will get more rain this weekend than in the last two months. Parts of Northern Sydney and the Central Coast are expected to see 100-120 mm tomorrow with snow possible in Lithgow and Oberon as well.
70th anniversary stories from destructive Macleay Valley flood
26/08/2019 10:35:21 AM
In August 1949 a record flood hit the Macleay Valley, killing six people, 15,000 head of livestock and destroying 52 buildings. Seventy years on, eleven residents have sat down and told the NSW SES Kempsey Unit some fascinating and vivid stories about lucky escapes, rescues, massive damage, preparation, warnings, and clean ups.