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 Southern Highlands 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 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.
We have also compiled some handy links to other resources that may help you get back on your feet.
NSW prepare for damaging winds this afternoon
12/11/2019 03:17:31 PM
A strong cold front will move through parts of New South Wales and the ACT today, accompanied by vigorous westerly winds.
NSW SES ‘Exercise Mist’ warns Uranquinty could flood in 2 hours
18/10/2019 11:43:17 AM
Imagine that you have less than two hours to evacuate your home? That is the scenario being tested in ‘Exercise Mist,’ a simulated training exercise run by the NSW State Emergency Service Wagga Wagga Unit and the Uranquinty Community Safety Group this Saturday.
Meet Roofus, the new NSW SES Dog Rescue Mannequin
17/10/2019 01:50:21 PM
The NSW SES has added a new member to its mannequin family, a dog called Roofus.
NSW SES rescues cat from drain in Bowral
17/10/2019 09:41:42 AM
A cat named “Freebie” is back safe and well with her relieved family this morning after being freed from a storm water drain in Bowral.