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.
NSW SES VOLUNTEERS TAKE TO THE WATER FOR FLOOD BOAT TRAINING
17/01/2022 01:29:36 PM
More than 65 NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) flood boats were launched onto waterways across the state on Saturday (15 January), as part of a large-scale flood rescue exercise.
COMMUNITIES URGED TO PREPARE FOR WET WEEKEND
07/01/2022 04:07:40 PM
Summer Storm Safety
20/12/2021 07:58:02 AM
Summer storms in NSW have always packed a punch. This Storm Season, Get Ready to reduce the impacts of storms.
MOTORISTS REMINDED ABOUT DANGERS OF FLOODS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
14/12/2021 11:29:45 AM
As communities and roads across the state continue to be impacted by floods, NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has teamed up with NSW Police and Transport for NSW to remind people looking to travel over the holidays not to drive through floodwater.