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 Murray Region of NSW and a 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 a rural area
As a rural property owner or manager you may have experienced many storms.
The effects of storms on rural property owners can include losses to livestock, crops, fencing, buildings, personal items, farm equipment and machinery.
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.
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.
WINDY CONDITIONS FOR MONDAY AND TUESDAY
27/05/2022 04:36:43 PM
Windy, wintery conditions have been forecast for the majority of NSW on Monday and Tuesday. With already saturated ground, due of record-breaking rains, the NSW State Emergency Service (SES) are preparing for an increase of calls for assistance from the public.
NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR GET READY AWARDS
24/05/2022 03:36:43 PM
The Get Ready Community Award is now open for nominations, recognising community-led projects that help people prepare for and recover from natural disasters.
NSW SES ENCOURAGES COMMUNITIES TO WEAR ORANGE THIS WEDNESDAY
16/05/2022 05:11:22 PM
To mark the beginning of National Volunteer Week, the New South Wales State Emergency Service (NSW SES) is encouraging everyone to colour their clothing orange this Wear Orange Wednesday (WOW Day).
Celebrated this year on 18 May, WOW Day recognises the service of NSW SES volunteers and gives communities across the...
HAWKESBURY-NEPEAN VALLEY FLOOD REPAREDNESS CAMPAIGN WINS NATIONAL AWARD
13/05/2022 03:28:09 PM
Infrastructure NSW, Resilience NSW and NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) have together won the national Emergency Media and Public Affairs award for ‘Excellence in Readiness & Resilience’ for ‘Floods.