Northern Beaches All Hazards Story Map
This story map was produced on completion of the Northern Beaches All Hazards Historic Photograph Exhibition and Workshops which was delivered in late 2015.
The story map is clickable and zoom-able for you to explore!
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 Sydney Northern 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.
Volunteers awarded for 837 years of service
24/12/2020 04:20:44 PM
Volunteers from the NSW SES Kogarah, Windellama, Wingecarribee, Campbelltown and Auburn Units have been recognised for 837 years of combined service.
Be aware and be prepared this holiday season!
22/12/2020 01:01:30 PM
For people travelling over the festive holiday period, NSW SES is reminding travellers including motorists and campers that catchments are very wet and there is still a lot of water around from recent rainfall in many parts of the State. If you’re going to be travelling through areas that may have been affected by heavy rain and flash flooding...
Widespread rainfall continues to fall in northern NSW
20/12/2020 10:57:35 AM
Showers and thunderstorms are again expected to impact in the state’s northeast throughout Sunday as a result of a lingering trough. These thunderstorms may become severe about the northern ranges and adjacent western slopes.
Communities of Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley urged to ‘be aware and prepare’ for floods
18/12/2020 10:10:01 AM
Know your flood risk, find out about key evacuation routes and prepare your ‘get ready to go’ kit now – That’s the message from NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) and Resilience NSW, who have joined forces to ensure communities in the Hawkesbury-Nepean Valley are ready for floods.